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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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Mikey Mandarino

Mikey is a senior majoring in journalism and Onward State's Sports Editor. He grew up in Bedminster, NJ and is way too obnoxious about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is hard. If you're dying to see more hockey/golf content on your timeline, you can follow Mikey on Twitter @mikey_mandarino. Send all hate mail, death threats, and your vote for the best chicken parm in State College to [email protected]


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