Among Jimmy Johnson’s who do not race NASCAR, the most successful one in sports might be professional caddy Jimmy Johnson, who was on the bag for eight years of Steve Stricker’s professional career.
Johnson had recently moved on from Stricker, a 50-year-old who does not play often on the PGA Tour anymore, but the pair reunited at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational last weekend.
With Johnson’s help, Stricker shot a final-round 7-under 63 – the low round of the tournament.
- Best Finish: Stricker’s T7 finish at Colonial was his best finish in seven pro events this season.
- New Employer: Johnson now caddies for Justin Thomas, who is in the midst of a breakout year, with three victories, and three other top 10s in 14 events this season.
- Family Affair: Stricker now often uses wife Nicki as his caddy.
- Open Hoping: Stricker is hoping the high finish will significantly help his chances of making the field for next month’s U.S. Open in his home state of Wisconsin.
- Pick One: Stricker and Thomas are both in the field for this week’s Memorial Tournament, with Johnson expected to caddy for Thomas.
“We had a great run there for a while. Brought back a lot of good memories. I won with him on the bag here. It’s just an easy relationship and friendship, player/caddie relationship out on the golf course.”