LPGA Tour players rally around caddies to provide financial support
The LPGA Tour has not had a tournament since February due to coronavirus. The restart of the 2020 season should not start until the end of July. This is of course a long time without a paycheck. Financial support was given to players who could borrow against future earnings. But they are not the only ones who have been unemployed all the time. They also have their caddies.
To help them, the LPGA Tour has put together the Caddy Relief Fund. In the past few days, tour professionals have surfaced on social media to support the cause and raise money. Dozens of players have signed up on Instagram - including Michelle Wie, Amy Olson, Paula Creamer, Hannah Green, Jessica Korda and Caroline Masson - to post pictures of their caddies and notes about how their achievements would not have been possible without them.
Maybe nobody put it better than Jane Park: "The @ lpga_tour family would not be complete without the caddies," she wrote. "Whether they're trying to talk us off the edge after a bad shot, carry 10 pounds of snacks in our pockets, or tell us how stupid we are, they're an integral part of our success as a player."
There are two options for golf fans interested in helping: either send Caddy1950 to 41444 or visit the LPGA special donation website.
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