Lindsey Weaver is still trying to get all the sand out of her golf bag. While making her way out of a bunker at Royal Troon, her unattended push cart went racing into another bunker and toppled over.
Weaver wasn’t wishing for a caddie in that moment as much as she was a good set of brakes. The push cart dates back to her days on the AJGA.
“I feel like it’s kind of back to the basics,” said Weaver. “This is how junior golf was. This is how college golf was and on the Symetra Tour when I played there for a year. … it’s still just golf. I’m still making the final decision at the end of the day.”
When the LPGA returned to competition after a 166-day break due to the coronavirus, caddies became optional for the remainder of the year. Weaver didn’t have a steady caddie before the break, mostly using locals. Since locals aren’t allowed this year, she decided to go solo.
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She’s currently two shots back of clubhouse leader Dani Holmqvist after rounds of 71-72 at the AIG Women’s British Open. As if contending in a major without a caddie wasn’t enough, Weaver is thriving brutal conditions, when an extra set of hands and an extra brain usually comes in quite handy.