Zach Johnson needs emergency caddie, so Matt Kuchar's wife Sybi fills in mid-round

Kevin Casey, Golfweek
Published 3:36 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2018

Zach Johnson needed an emergency caddie Thursday, so he turned to a friend.

The two-time major champion had a bit of a crisis during the opening round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, as regular looper Damon Green struggled with the heat (suffering from dehydration, per the PGA Tour’s Cameron Morfit) and couldn’t go past the first 14 holes.

A tough situation, but as’s Dylan Dethier reports, a replacement caddie was ready.

As it turned out, Sybi Kuchar, wife of Matt Kuchar, was able to fill in. Matt was one of Johnson’s playing competitors Thursday and the two are good friends, so that option made sense.

“I knew Sybi was in the crowd, I knew she’d caddied for me before, she’s friendly with Zach Johnson,” Matt Kuchar said, per “I figured she’d be a good one to handle Zach, and Zach would definitely go easy on her. She knows the deal of keeping up and staying out of…

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