Futures tour veteran Debbie Munoz had a rather overqualified
caddie last week in Syracuse, N.Y., during the M&T Bank Loretto
Futures Classic: Alex Cejka, the four-time European tour winner
who recently secured his PGA Tour card for 2004 with a tie for
second at the B.C. Open. Cejka, 32, separated from his wife early
in 2003; he and Munoz, 27, began dating a few months later, but
this was his first time on the bag. "He was great with club
selection and reading putts," says Munoz, who shot 79-84 to miss
the cut by 13 strokes. Munoz and Cejka met through a mutual
friend. Their relationship has not been without its trials. In
June, Munoz spent a week in intensive care with what she calls "a
very serious infection." She hopes to be back to full strength by
September for the first stage of LPGA Q school, the next time
Cejka is planning to caddie for her.
Why was Mark McCumber grinning during a Wednesday practice round
at the Senior British Open? He had his 12-year-old son, Tyler,
caddying for him because, McCumber told SI, Tyler was conceived
at the 1990 British Open at St. Andrews, and the old man wanted
to introduce his son to the Scottish linksland, which can inflame
the passions of any golfer.
Looping legend Dave Renwick, who usually caddies for Vijay Singh,
was on hand for the British Senior, but he lifted adult
beverages, not golf bags. Renwick was enjoying a holiday in his
native Scotland, and Saturday night he kept Fuzzy Zoeller company
at the Turnberry hotel bar.
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