How often do Tour pros switch caddies? And how long do they keep them?

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How often do Tour pros switch caddies? And how long do they keep them?

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How often do Tour pros switch caddies? And how long do they keep them?

In light of Rory McIlroy parting ways with longtime caddie J.P. Fitzgerald and Phil Mickelson doing the same with Jim “Bones” Mackay in June, Golf Channel and Newsweek contributor Eamon Lynch posed two questions on Twitter, asking Tour pros how many caddies they have had, and what was the longest tenure among them.

Some interesting and quirky replies, and it gives a decent cross section of how quickly caddies change:

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