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LaCava: Working for Woods a "no-brainer"

On the eve of their first outing as a player-caddy partnership, Joe LaCava revealed that leaving a player guaranteed to finish in the top-10 on the money list for one who hasn’t won in the last two years was not a hard decision.

"Why? Because he's Tiger Woods," LaCava said Wednesday, offering very little by way of elaboration.

"Enough said. It's a no-brainer, isn't it? That's my thought. It's Tiger Woods."

LaCava’s previous employer, Dustin Johnson, is regarded as the top young American talent. Johnson was runner-up at the British Open, won The Barclays and has earned more than $12 million in earnings after four years on the tour.

With the caddy’s percentage, LaCava could have played safe and made a lot of money, making the timing of the move questionable.

"When you say was it a hard decision, it was hard in the fact Dustin was great to me," LaCava said after his first official day of work for Woods.

"Was it hard to tell him I was leaving to go to work for Tiger? Yes. Was it hard to go to work for Tiger? No."

LaCava was asked if he was betting that Woods still had what it takes. This brought a smile of confidence.

"Of course, no question," LaCava said. "I know he does. I'm not betting on it."

After a tough opening round at the Open in San Martin, where Tiger spluttered to a two over-73, it remains to be seen whether the newest member of Camp Woods will retain his confidence for long.

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