Fans of the PGA tour that stuck it out at the PODS Championship must have been shocked when after a 2.5 hour rain delay Tampa Bay Head Coach Jon Gruden was on the bag of tour favorite John Daly.
Big John spent the rain delay at the Hooters Owl’s Nest which was a corporate tent near the 11th fairway. That is where he ran into Coach Gruden and came up with the plan to ask him to carry his bag. Daly must have figured at that point it didn’t really matter. You see he was 3 over at the turn.
When asked if his new caddie helped Daly responded “Oh yeah, he fires you up.”
Gruden was not involved in any decisions on clubs or reading the greens as he stayed a good 20 yards off of the green. He ignored the cheers of the fans and kept walking with his head down much like his new “boss” Daly. Gruden worked seven holes before play was suspended again, this time due to darkness.
It appears his new career is more than likely over and that is good news to Daly’s regular caddie Peter Van Der Riet, asking as he and Daly drove away “So I’m back in play tomorrow?”