My Misadventures Carrying the Bag
Fantastic new book from Sports Illustrated's most respected journalist, charting one man's experience caddying for the great, near great and reprobates of golf.
For "caddy" read confessor, punch-bag, psychotherapist, life-coach,
general dogsbody, friend. It's all in a day's work for the men who carry
the bag. And if you want to get behind the Pringle sweaters and PR
there's no better place to be. Who knows a golfer best? Who's with them
every minute of every round, hears their every word, witnesses their
despair and triumph? Who knows if, when and how they cheat? The
caddy, of course.
So when, Rick Reilly, America's most celebrated sportswriter decided he
wanted to write a book about golf he put down his pen, picked up the
phone, and hired himself out to the great, near great and the reprobates of
golf. The results were amazing - John Daly, Tom Lehman, Donald
Trump, Deepak Chopra, a blind player, David Duval, a couple of high-
rolling hustlers in Vegas and even Jack Nicklaus himself, put their doubts
behind them and hand over the bag.
In the resulting account Reilly chronicles his experiences in the same
inimitable style that makes his back-page column for Sports Illustrated a
must-read for more than twenty million people every week. Combining a
wicked wit with an expert's eye Who 's Your Caddy? gives us an insight
into what makes the game of golf so great.
So if you can't get to the course, your short game is in tatters and Big
Bertha can no longer deliver on her promises, give yourself a break and
sit down and read what it's like for the rest of the world's population of
golfers. In Who's Your Caddy? you'll find out - you're not alone..