Truth & Rumors: Yani Tseng changes caddies...again
Slumping World No. 1 Yani Tseng -- who has missed three of four cuts, and hasn't had a top ten since May -- needs a change, which is bad news for another caddie. According to Emily Kay of SB Nation, Tseng has fired caddie Basil van Rooyen, just weeks after sacking longtime caddie Jason Hamilton in July. Tseng has reportedly replaced Rooyen with Patrick Turley, whom we wish all the luck in the world.
Here's where the locker room drama comes in: Hamilton, who looped it for 16 of Tseng's wins, starts his new gig at this week's Safeway Classic caddying for U.S. Women's Open Na Yeon Choi, who's currently ranked fourth in the world. Shane Joel, Choi's usual caddie, has stepped away from the bag for personal reasons. According to Randall Mell of the Golf Channel, Choi spoke with Tseng on Wednesday morning.
“But we didn't say anything about the caddie,” Choi said. “I think we are good friends, but this is some kind of business. So, I think that's why she didn't say anything.”