« Dustin Johnson brings good memories, new driver and a bunch of putters to Pebble | Back to Main | You can be toddler Tiger Woods in new EA video game »

February 09, 2012

Caddie says Tiger Woods is pain-free and ready to play

Lacava_337PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- In Tuesday’s press conference, Tiger Woods was seemingly in good spirits and relaxed as he fielded questions for 30-plus minutes. Asked if Woods was as happy as he seemed, caddie Joe LaCava, who is still on a high after his Giants won the Super Bowl, attributed Woods’s current demeanor to his clean bill of health.

“When you feel good for the first time in a long time, you're obviously going to be happy and feel good about yourself, so I think that's part of it, that he's feeling good and not in any pain,” said LaCava, who was heading out Wednesday to finish mapping some holes on Pebble Beach. "I think that translates into being happy, and so does playing well.”

Perhaps Tiger's positive state of mind has something to do with the people around him these days.

“I think we get along great,” said LaCava, who compared Woods to his longtime boss, Fred Couples. “We talk sports all the time, kind of like Fred. He's a 15-year-younger version of Fred. He loves sports, and that's what we talk about most of the time.”

(Photo: Eric Risberg/AP)

Add your comment, speak your mind

You can leave a comment without logging in. Or you can share your comment on one or more social networks by clicking the Login button and logging in to one or more of the social network options. Click on Share to choose how your post will be shared to friends.






Subscribe To Blog Headlines

Press Tent Archives

To view posts from a particular day,
simply select the date below.

December 2013
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

<< Previous Months