Friday, July 23, 2010

Caddy for a Cure - At the Canadian Open

Steve Lobb (left) donned the yellow Caddy for a Cure bib Wednesday and worked for Paul Casey (right) during the pro-am at the RBC Canadian Open.
Russ Holder

The first Tweet from Paul Casey came at around 2:30 EDT on Wednesday.

“Just finished pro-am in Canada. Had my friend Steve carry the bag as part of caddyforacure.”

A pair of Casey Tweets followed: “Press conference in a minute then I’ll post some pics of my caddy when I get back to the hotel. Course played tough today” and finally “My friend Steve Lobb was looper for the day.”

Those short bursts into Twitter more than adequately described how Casey and Lobb spent their morning and afternoon. Lobb paid for the privilege of carrying Casey’s golf bag during the RBC Canadian Open pro-am, giving Casey’s regular caddie, Christian Donald, the day off. Donald, the brother of PGA TOUR player Luke, also in the RBC Canadian Open field, was there for all 18 holes to help and advise. But when it came to caddying, though—the job of carrying Casey’s yellow golf bag—was all Lobb’s, and Casey was glad to provide the opportunity. The proceeds from Lobb’s donation went to Caddy for a Cure, the organization behind this unique day.

Caddy for a Cure, the creation of former Bernhard Langer caddie Russ Holder, ensures that 100 percent of all donations go the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, the Wounded Warrior Project and the PGA TOUR Caddie Benevolent Fund. Following the pro-am, Lobb took the time to describe his day inside the ropes.

The complete story can be found on the PGA website: http://together.pgatour.com/stories/hey-i-know-you.html