The moment Tiger Woods caddie was found on the streets of Southport yesterday,

What a wonderful moment we witnessed yesterday as reporters tracked down Tiger Woods caddie Joe LaCava on the streets of Southport Connecticut to tell him the news of his boss's return.

His reaction was touching.

"Could you spare a dollar for some food for the dog?" asked a clearly confused LaCava.

Times have been tough on Joe LaCava since Tiger Woods stopped playing Tour golf in 2015.  Money stopped coming in, yardages became metres, and the once successful caddie found himself a relic of a forgotten era.  He has spent the last year pushing a shopping trolley around Southport, kindly giving shoppers yardages back to their cars whilst collecting bottle tops.

But now it appears he's back in gainful employment.  Here's the statement from Tiger Woods yesterday.

Tiger Woods said Wednesday that he hopes to play in the Safeway Open, Oct. 13-16, at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California. Woods also intends to compete in the Turkish Airlines Open, Nov. 3-6, in Antalya, Turkey, and the Tiger Woods Foundation-run Hero World Challenge, Dec. 1-4, at Albany in the Bahamas. He will participate in the Tiger Woods Invitational presented by USLI, Oct. 10-11, on the Monterey Peninsula.

"My rehabilitation is to the point where I'm comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do," Tiger said. "Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery. My hope is to have my game ready to go.
"I'm looking forward to going to California for my foundation event and Safeway. I'm also excited to return to Turkey and Albany. It could be a fun fall.
"It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me, but this time I was smart about my recovery and didn't rush it. It was great spending time with my children Sam and Charlie, and also working on a lot of projects including golf-course design, the upcoming 20th anniversary of my foundation and my book about the 1997 Masters. But I missed competing. I want to thank all the fans for their kindness and concern. I've been a pro about 20 years, and their support has never waned."

Congrats Joe we are delighted for you.

More as it emerges.

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