Who's the Caddy? Ten Broeck Pulls Off a Rare Double

Lance-TenBroeck-Fri_400x600 SAN ANTONIO, TX. – "It's something I always wanted to do," Lance Ten Broeck said an hour ago, catching his breath after shooting a second-round 70 at the Valero Texas Open. "I don't think anybody has ever caddied and played in the same PGA Tour event."There's certainly nothing in the Tour's media guide to contradict Ten Broeck's claim – not even in the skinny "Tour Players Who Became Caddies" chapter. Ten Broeck played the PGA Tour from 1980 to 1994, recording 10 top-ten finishes and a second at the 1991 Chattanooga Classic; but in recent years he has toted staff bags for a living. Yesterday, after looping for three-time Ryder Cupper Jesper Parnevik in the morning, Ten Broeck borrowed a set of clubs from Richard Johnson and teed off as first alternate, replacing David Berganio, who had withdrawn due to injury. Today Ten Broeck played with yet another set – which, he admitted, "made it a little difficult."Not that rounds of 71-70 are shabby for a 53-year-old pulling double shifts. Ten Broeck will miss the cut by a stroke or two, but he's currently ahead of half the field, including his boss. (Parnevik teed off at 12:25 with Ten Broeck's redheaded son, Jonathan, on his bag.) And now Mr. Double Duty is back in harness, winking at those – players and caddies alike – who find the hilly La Cantera Resort Course to be an ordeal to walk. "Physically, I'm fine," Ten Broeck said during his mini-break. "I'm just disappointed I didn't play better."And if you wonder why Lance had to play with borrowed clubs …"I don't like to travel with my golf clubs," he said. "It's just a pain to carry them around."

 (Photo by Eric Gay/AP Photos)

 

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