Inducted in 2019
A native of Newtown, CT, longtime PGA TOUR caddie Joe LaCava became known to golf fans around the world for his work alongside Tiger Woods. LaCava was hired by Woods in September 2011, and was on the bag in April for Woods’ momentous win at the 2019 Masters.
LaCava began his career in 1987 looping for his cousin Ken Green before Fred Couples hired him in 1990. With LaCava on the bag, Couples notched 12 PGA TOUR victories, including wins at the 1992 Masters and the 1996 Players Championship. LaCava also worked for Davis Love III, Justin Leonard and Dustin Johnson before joining with Woods and becoming one of the most recognized caddies in the game.
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Joe LaCava was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame following the BMW Championship’s Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am at Medinah Country Club on Aug. 14, 2019.