This Player-Caddie Duo Will Be Making History on the PGA Tour at This Week’s Bermuda Championship

Published 10/28/2021, 11:13 AM EDT
Russell Knox of Scotland reacts after winning the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai, China, November 8, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song


This year, the Bermuda Championship might not be what most people are expecting. While some young players will be participating, many seldom play PGA Tour events these days. Amongst them, there seems to be a caddie-player duo that seems to be carrying with them some historic stats.

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For many fans who have been avidly following the Tour for decades, the Port Royal Golf Course could be considered as something nostalgic, reminiscent of a field a decade ago. Paul Stankowski, Ted Purdy, John Rollins, and Will Mackenzie are only a few of the players who will be playing in Bermuda.

Let’s take a look at the caddie-player duo, who seem to be boasting some impressive stats as they play together for the first time.

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Russell Knox and Willy Wilcox to make history at the Bermuda Championship?

Russell Knox, who last won the Travelers Championship in 2016, is one of the most popular players playing at the scenic Port Royal. He will, however, be playing with his first-time caddie and friend, Willy Wilcox. Now, Wilcox, who used to play on the PGA Tour, is a Korn Ferry Tour winner.

A highlight in Wilcox’s career is his hole-in-one at Hole 17 during the 2016 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

What is the historic feat both Wilcox and Knox have achieved?

According to Wilcox’s own tweet, Knox and he are the only players at the event who belong to Club 59. This, as per Wilcox, is a scoring stat no other caddie-player duo has achieved yet. Interestingly, both players have pulled this off at the Korn Ferry Tour in 2013.

Wilcox did so at the Utah Championship’s final round. Knox, on the other hand, shot his 59 two weeks later at the Albertsons Boise Open. However, neither of them went on to win these events.

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How long has Wilcox caddied for?


Earlier this year, 35-year-old Wilcox retired from competitive golf. He is only returning to the field for his friend Knox, hoping to win him his third PGA Tour event. The duo seems to have an edge over the others, with Wilcox even agreeing with the weather. In another tweet, he wrote that the weather windy and rainy will favor them.

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Knox’s other PGA Tour win was the WGC-HSBC Champions in 2015.

What do you make of this duo? Let us know.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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