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THE PLAYERS 2021 Completes Caddie Competition in Memory of Bruce Edwards

THE PLAYERS Championship Caddie Competition in memory of Bruce Edwards is a closest-to-the-pin
competition on Wednesday of tournament week at the Island Green 17th hole.

This is a great tradition unique to THE PLAYERS and one that provides an added layer of entertainment for the fans, players and caddies alike. The competition is named to honor Tom Watson’s longtime caddie and friend Bruce Edwards, who passed away in 2004 from ALS or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”

The winning caddie receives all player contributions to the pot on the 17th tee, a personalized, engraved
money clip and a VIP parking spot in the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse lot, Thursday-Sunday of THE

Here are the final results from THE PLAYERS 2021 Caddie Competition in Memory of Bruce Edwards.

2021 results:
Rank Caddie Name Distance PGA TOUR Player
1 Chris Rice 1’2” Harold Varner III
2 Yuan Liu 7’3” Xinjun Zhang
3 JJ Jakovac 11’1” Collin Morikawa

The amount raised is matched by the PGA TOUR and donated to the Bruce Edwards Foundation.

Past results:
Year Caddie Distance to Pin PGA TOUR Player
2000 Ben Englebrecht 5 feet 7.5 inches Steve Flesch
2001 (tie)Brian Smith & Ken
Comboy 6 feet 3 inches John Huston & Thomas Bjorn
2002 Corby Segal 2 feet 10 inches Brent Geiberger
2003 Chris Donald 9 feet 1 inch Luke Donald
2004 Robert Ames 4 feet 6 inches Stephen Ames
2005 Chris Jones 1 foot 4 inches Mark WIlson
2006 Nick Helwig 6 feet Hank Kuehne
2007 Ray Farnell 5 feet 3 inches Greg Owen
2008 Jeff Willett 1 foot 5 inches Brian Bateman
2009 Garerth Lord 6 feet 1 inches Robert Karlsson
2010 Jorge Camarra 2 feet 6 inches Francesco Molinari
2011 Anthony Knight 9 feet 11 inches Aaron Baddeley
2012 Brent Henley 3 feet 7 inches Robert Garrigus
2013 James Walton 4 feet 7 inches Y.E. Yang
2014 Chris Callas 7 feet 8 inches Shawn Stefani
2015 Michael Hartford 3 feet 7 inches Pat Perez
2016 Jon Yarbrough 5 feet 3 inches Hunter Mahan
2017 Ian Finnish 6 feet 11 inches Tommy Fleetwood
2018 Austin Kaiser 7 feet 2 inches Xander Schauffele
2019 Danny Sahl 4 feet 3 inches Vijay Singh
2020 Aaron Flener 2 feet 9 inches J.T. Poston

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