Sergio Garcia made a very persistent fan of his extremely happy yesterday. The fan’s 206-day long Twitter campaign to become Garcia’s caddie finally succeeded with a tweet from the Spanish golfer inviting him to carry his bag in the near future.
Mark Johnson started tweeting at Garcia this summer, hashtagging each one with #Letmecaddieforyou. He told Garcia about his family and his golf trips, wished him happy birthday, and complimented him on his tournament play. In December, he tweeted that he might be giving up on his dream–but he kept going long enough to get the response he’d be waiting for:
Ok @markjohno6969 I think I found the perfect day for you to get a taste of carrying my bag & make your dream come true! Are you ready?
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) January 28, 2017
— Mark Johnson (@markjohno6969) January 24, 2017
— Mark Johnson (@markjohno6969) January 17, 2017
For his part, Johnson was thrilled to finally hear from his idol. He tweeted that he could hardly sleep and still couldn’t believe his luck. Garcia said that he was glad to be able to make a dream come true. Johnson will caddie for him in September at the Pro-Am of the British Masters.
I guess there will be no more daily tweets….many thankyou’s @TheSergioGarcia for making my dream come true I am feeling very lucky!
— Mark Johnson (@markjohno6969) January 29, 2017