Player Fires Caddie Mid Round

Here’s a story I missed from last weekend’s Canadian Open: player Jay Williamson fired his caddy, Mike Mollet, on the 15th hole of the first round in the Canadian Open.

It gets better.

The disagreement apparently started following the 14th, where Williamson flew the green. The two got into an argument, and Williamson fired Mollet on the spot. Mollet then retaliated by throwing Williamson’s balls into a nearby pond.

Left without someone to tote his bag, Williamson chose from the gallery 69-year-old Don Alexander, who, it turns out, had actually played in the Canadian Open in 1962.

Alexander beat Gary Player that year. Player was DQ’d, and Alexander finished last.

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  1. Hello. My name is Tyler McMahon with Casagrande Press and I am editing a golfing anthology. I’m writing to ask if you have any short pieces that you’d be interested in submitting to our book, or if you could share the following call-for-submissions with your readers. Thanks for your consideration.

    Attention Golfers—Seeking Golfing Calamity Stories for Publication.
    Casagrande Press is seeking golfing misadventure stories, articles, and essays for publication in the forthcoming book Golfing’s Greatest Misadventures. The press is looking for nonfiction golfing stories about bad judgment calls, pranks, comic/ironic episodes, disaster, attacking animals, crazy players, bizarre injuries, misfortune, rough weather, critical conditions, contest meltdowns, games gone wrong, and other episodes. The press looks for stories that tell a good tale, develop the depth of the characters involved, and have a tight narrative tension. There is no fee or cost to submit a story.

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    Editor, Casagrande Press
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