Sunday, June 30, 2013

Women's pro golfer fires caddie midway through round

An unusual occurrence happened during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open Saturday.

LPGA golfer Jessica Korda was so unhappy about the way she was performing, and the performance of her caddie, Jason Gilroyed, that she decided to fire him in the middle of the round. The Donald Trump-like moment came after the ninth hole at Sebonack Golf Club.

"We had a couple of disagreements here and there, and I wasn't in the right state of mind. I knew I needed to switch and just have a little bit more fun out there," Korda said. "It's a U.S. Open. It's tough out there. It just wasn't working out.

Furthermore, the situation got a little stranger when Korda decided to grab boyfriend Johnny DelPrete from the gallery, and enlisted him to carry her bag, instead. Korda seemed to settle down after the switch and shot a 36 on the back nine after whacking a 40 on the front nine.

"I just told him, 'Johnny, grab the bag, let's go.' " Korda said.

She entered Sunday's round tied for sixth, 11 shots behind leader Inbee Park, who was the only player to break par.

"I think everybody has problems every week," Korda said. "You blame the caddie, the caddie blames you. It's just up in the air. I just felt like enough was enough today. I just wasn't mentally ready for it."


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