After Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters for his 15th major championship and first major title in nearly 11 years, there was a lot to unpack.
Was this the greatest comeback of all-time? Does this mean he’s officially back? Will he catch Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors?
Plenty of great stories were shared, too. Including this one from his caddie, Joe LaCava.
In an interview with The Caddie Network, LaCava detailed the aftermath of Woods’ Masters win from the scorer’s tent to a Hooters’ celebration to a late-night text from his boss.
“We just kind of looked at each other and soaked it all in,” LaCava said of his exchange with Woods shortly after the win in the scoring area. “It was still only seven minutes since he putted out and it’s hard to take it all in at that point, but we just took a deep breath. Nothing was really said.
“He basically said, ‘we did it,’ again. But we got to share the moment and smile at each other. It was such an achievement, a proud moment more than anything. Nothing needed to be said because we could read each other’s minds.”
After a few celebrations at Butler Cabin and then the Augusta, Ga., Hooters where John Daly parks his motorhome each year, LaCava heard from Woods.
“Tiger did send a message that said, ‘We did it, appreciate you hanging in there with me, I love you like a brother,’” LaCava said. “And I sent one back very similar to that. Hopefully we’ll have a nice sit-down dinner and rehash everything at the next tournament and not necessarily celebrate it, but enjoy it and reminisce a little bit.”
The Caddie Network article went on to explain not only LaCava’s relationship with Fred Couples, who he looped for during Couples’ 1992 Masters victory, but also his Saquon Barkley t-shirt he wore during the final round.