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Joe LaCava Caddie Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Tiger Woods Caddie, Earnings, Nephew, Wife, History

Joe LaCava Biography – Joe LaCava Wiki

Joe LaCava is an American professional golf caddie on the PGA Tour. A native of Newtown, CT, LaCava is known to golf fans around the world for his work alongside Tiger Woods. He was hired by Woods in September 2011 and was on the bag in April for Woods’ momentous win at the 2019 Masters.

LaCava began his career in 1987 looping for his cousin Ken Green before Fred Couples hired him in 1990. With LaCava on the bag, Couples notched 12 PGA TOUR victories, including wins at the 1992 Masters and the 1996 Players Championship. LaCava also worked for Davis Love III, Justin Leonard and Dustin Johnson before joining Woods and becoming one of the most recognized caddies in the game.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, LaCava was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame following the BMW Championship’s Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am at Medinah Country Club on Aug. 14, 2019.

Joe LaCava Tiger Woods Caddie

Longtime PGA TOUR caddie Joe LaCava has been a caddie for Tiger Woods since September 2011. He was on the bag for major No. 15 at the Masters in 2019. The victory was a comeback for the ages. It came on the back of a series of back operations and a break from the game due to a string of affairs. Woods had also been written off as a contender at the top level.

Tiger Woods’ caddie Joe LaCava previously said their relationship is more of friendship than that of an employer and employee, and that they have never had a crossed word on the golf course.

“The greatest thing about Tiger is that he treats me like a friend and a buddy,” LaCava told the Dan Patrick Show.

“I understand I work for him and I get that, and get that relationship part of it, but I am more like a friend than an employee, and that is fantastic.”

“I can honestly say I have worked 110, 115 tournaments and he has never yelled at me once,” LaCava said. “He may give me some grief if my teams beat his teams, but that’s the only time.

“He is the easiest guy in the world to work for, he takes ownership of everything.”

Before Tiger Woods, LaCava caddied for Ken Green, Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Justin Leonard and Dustin Johnson.

Joe LaCava Age

He was born in 1955 in Newtown, Newtown, CT.

Joe LaCava Wife

Caddie Joe LaCava is married to Megan LaCava. They have two children, Joe LaCava Jr. and Lauren La Cava.

Joe LaCava Son

Joe LaCava’s son, Joe LaCava Jr., is also a caddie. He caddied for Tiger Woods’ son Charlie Woods at the PNC Championship in December 2020.

And while he didn’t have much prior caddying experience, LaCava Jr. caught the bug and parlayed his experience into a gig carrying at Winged Foot the following summer.

LaCava Jr. has also caddied for Fred Couples and was on the bag at Q-School for Brandon Hagy. Hagy had a solid week and closed with a final-round 68 but finished T45, one shot outside the coveted top 40, which is the threshold for guaranteed starts.

LaCava Jr. graduated with a marketing degree from James Madison University.

Joe LaCava Salary

Joe LaCava is a longtime PGA TOUR caddie. PGA Tour caddies earn around $2000 per week plus a percentage of the player’s winnings. As former PGA Tour caddie, Michael Collins revealed on his ESPN+ show, “America’s Caddie,” PGA Tour caddies all have their own deals with their respective golfers. However, there are some general rules that apply across the board.

“Every caddie gets a weekly paycheck, no matter where his player finishes,” Collins said. “If the player misses the cut, the caddie still has to get a paycheck because the caddie pays for all of his own expenses — airfare, hotel, car, food, all of it.”

“If the guy makes the cut, the standard is 10-7-5 — 10% for a win, 7% for a top 10, 5% for everything else.”

Joe LaCava Net Worth

PGA TOUR caddie Joe LaCava’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million.