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Boyfriend as Caddy: A Partnership Destined For Disaster

By Luke Kerr-Dineen On July - 31 - 2010

About three weeks ago, a story emerged that was more shocking than Paul Gydos’ 59 and far more interesting than LeBron’s decision to ditch Cleveland for the shores of Miami.

At the U.S. Women's Open, Kelli Shean, a 22-year-old amateur golfer from South Africa, is competing against the best lady golfers in the world, with her boyfriend Chandler Rackley on the bag.

Now I pride myself on being an open-minded, non-traditionalist kind of guy, but on this issue, my mind is staying decidedly closed.

I’ve been lucky enough in my golfing escapades to play in some note-worthy amateur tournaments and have, in the process, come across some highly accomplished players, none of which had their spouses on the bag.

And not because they weren’t clever enough to think of it, but because they rationally decided that it wouldn’t be a good idea for their game or for their relationship.

There’s a reason why Mrs. Nicklaus never took up the bag for Jack, or any of Tiger’s various ‘...

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