PHOTOS: Hilarious Caddie Bibs Steal the Show at 2021 Valspar Championship

Published 05/01/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Tim Butler caddie for Emiliano Grillo wears the name “Mr Magoo” on his bib during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 Valspar Championship has brought back all the excitement into town. It is the last stop on the PGA Tour’s Florida Swing and the tournament follows a fun tradition. The caddies are given nicknames on their bibs and some golfers tend to get super creative with the names! 

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The Valspar Championship is one of the most exciting tournaments on the calendar, and this proves just why. Every caddie on the field will be wearing a bib that contains a nickname on it. For this tournament alone, the caddies will have to embrace their alternate names! 

Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Caddie for Graeme McDowell wears a bib with the name “GMac” during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Ventura is one of the players who perfected the nickname game. His wordplay creativity led to his caddie wearing “Ace Ventura,” on the back of his bib. Likewise, defending champion Paul Casey’s caddie John McLaren is wearing “Popeye” on the back of his bib as a reference to Casey’s forearms. 

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So far, Mark Hubbard’s caddie Kyle Peters is the undisputed winner of the challenge. Peters has the phrase “Kick me” printed on the back of his bib which is hilarious indeed. Similarly, Sung Kang’s caddie Philip Lowe is wearing a “Kangsta” bib. 

Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Caddie for Mark Hubbard (Not Pictured) stands on the fairway of the 5th hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Sebastian Cappelen gave his caddie the name “Joey Lou,” while Bo Hoag got creative too. His caddie is wearing the bib which says “It’s Bo Time.” 

Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Bo Hoag (L) and his caddie stand in the fairway of the 5th hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

How much will the winner earn at the 2021 Valspar Championship?

The 2021 Valspar Championship awards a total prize pool of $6,900,000 to the participants. Not everyone will get a share of this pool and it only pertains to the players who made it to the weekend. 

Only the winner will be paid a seven-figure sum at the 2021 Valspar Championship. As always, it will be an 18% share from the total prize pool and the champion will take home $1,242,000.

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Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Paul Casey tees off on the 8th hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Furthermore, the runner-up will receive a payout of $752,100, while a third-place finish will fetch a player $476,100. 

There are several players who have a genuine shot at the 2021 Valspar Championship. While Keegan Bradley is the favorite, there are others who will make a final round surge in hopes of securing the title. Who do you think will win it?

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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