Let’s get the kinda bad over with first as Brian Keogh (and Charlie Mulqueen within) brilliantly recount the Jose Maria Olazabal vs Padraig Harrington incident which started the bad blood and get Sergio’s reaction to whether Podge would get his pick. Or NOT!
“I know José will do the best thing for the team and if that includes Harrington, that will be fine. If not, there are a lot of other guys who are playing very, very well too. “I don’t think he’s a sure pick personally. He wouldn’t be a sure pick for me!”
Pic: Sergio and Padraig during happier times after they both performed a marathon nine hour surgery to successfully put Humpty Dumpty back together again in 2009.
And then there’s Sergio’s kinda good side on paying his new caddie for The Wyndham win.
Local caddie David Faircloth stood in literally in the car park before the first round and helped Garcia to a two-stroke win Monday at the Wyndham, and when I say helped mean JUST carried the bag. Garcia did all his own yardages and putt reading. “My role was to stay out of the way”, Faircloth said after.
The two never discussed a fee before the job however. Garcia’s victory earned him $960,000, meaning a caddie on 10% get $96,000. But Faircloth could hardly expect that for the work done. Sergio however suggested he wont be far off once a “tip” is added.
“He’ll probably get $75,000 and a tip,” Garcia said. “He’s going to be happy with what he gets. Obviously he’s not going to get what a normal caddie would get, because his job was fairly easy. But he’ll be happy with whatever he gets.”