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Tiger Woods’ Caddy Wears Saquon Barkley Jersey During Final Round Of The Masters

Tiger Woods completed quite the improbable redemption story when he won the 2019 Masters on Sunday.

While some might attribute the victory to Woods’ masterful display of ball-striking and excellent command of the notoriously tricky Augusta National Golf Course, they don’t tell the entire story. Wearing the trademark Sunday red is one of Woods’ superstitions, but a Saquon Barkley jersey might’ve also brought him some luck in the final round.

Joe LaCava, Woods’ longtime caddy and a Newtown, Connecticut native, is a big New York Giants fan. LaCava repped his favorite team underneath the iconic white jumpsuit, wearing a Saquon Barkley jersey for the world to (sort of) see. This is nothing new for LaCava, who’s proudly worn New York Rangers and small D-III schools’ t-shirts underneath his caddy attire in the past.

Wearing that No. 26 jersey just might have to become a Sunday tradition for LaCava. Woods came back from a two-stroke deficit entering Sunday and capped off his first major win since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines with a man donning Barkley’s jersey by his side the whole time. If Tiger wears the same thing every Sunday, his caddy should probably follow suit.

Even Penn State football knows this can’t be a coincidence.

Like countless other athletes, the New York Giants star smashed the retweet button to express his amazement and respect for Woods as the final round unfolded on Sunday afternoon.

Nearly the entire sporting world was watching as Woods captured his fifth green jacket, and that makes Saquon Barkley’s tiny involvement in the day even more special.

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In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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