The worst thing a caddie can say to a golfer, according to Open champion Shane Lowry

February 12, 2020
Shane Lowry shares a laugh with his caddie Bo Martin at the Saudi International.

PGA Tour caddies have a lot on their plate beyond carrying the bags of their sweet-swinging bosses. But when it comes down to it, they are ultimately there to help. So when a caddie offers up some inherently unhelpful advice, it can be frustrating. Just ask Shane Lowry.

The Irish veteran won the Open Championship last year at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, and a lot of credit was given to the man carrying his bag that week, Bo Martin. After their Open triumph, Lowry kept Martin on the bag, and he’s helped him continue to play well on both the European and PGA Tours (T13 at the Zozo Championship; T11 at the Dubai Desert Classic; T13 at the Saudi International).

But there’s one thing Martin is forbidden from uttering on the golf course, which Lowry revealed at this year’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship: “Come on, let’s hole this putt.”

It’s hard to argue with Lowry’s opinion, which he elaborated on in a video posted to the Euro Tour’s Twitter account.

“When a caddie says to you, ‘Come on, let’s hole this putt,’ you turn around and go, ‘What am I’m trying to do? Do you think I’m trying to miss it?'” Lowry said failing to hold back a smile. “It’s funny, I told Bo, Bo knows that he’s not allowed to say that.”

The comedic delivery is the best part, so you should watch Lowry’s comments for yourself, along with a video of Eddie Pepperell’s own choice for most annoying caddie-related golf term.

The next time we’ll see Lowry on the course is next week at the WGC-Mexico Championship, where he’ll try to hole as many putts as possible, with or without the help of his caddie.

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