For better or worse but only for one week a year.
Steve Stricker’s wife, Nicki, is caddying for her husband this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, a reminder of their early days together.
Nicki spent four years caddying for her husband on the PGA Tour, starting in 1994 when they were married. She worked the Greenbrier Classic last summer and chose Doral as her cameo appearance this year, now that her husband has announced he’ll only play 10 to 12 events this year.
Stricker chooses his clubs but relies on his wife to help him gauge the wind direction. She keeps the positive talk going, too.
“It’s just nice having her out there,” Stricker said. “It’s always fun to kind of relive some of the memories of when she was caddying for me.”
Regardless of how bad things may go on the course, Stricker refuses to bark his frustration at his wife.
Playing in the 1996 Presidents Cup matches with Corey Pavin, Stricker got angry after a poor bunker shot and his wife paid the price.
“I took a big old swipe of sand with my iron … and I just layered a belt of sand right at Nicki in her hair,” Stricker said.