The last time a caddie stole the spotlight from the golfer they were looping for was when Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy showed up Tour Star David Simms.
At The Players Championship, Ben Martin’s caddie, Luke Hopkins got his time in the spotlight on the famous 17th hole at the TPC.
Each year on the island green par 3 the caddies get to take a shot.
The Greer native knows how to use the clubs he now is carrying for Martin.
As a sophomore on the Clemson golf team, Hopkins won the 2007 South Carolina Golf Association Amateur championship.
In the event, the golfer he now caddies’ for,, Martin, finished in a tie for 7th.
This year, Hopkins, who was a Clemson teammate of Martin, hit an 8-iron inside of 10 feet to win the annual caddy contest.
Hopkins was a Clemson golfer from 2006 to 2010.
Maybe his best prize is a VIP parking spot for tournament week and some other gifts.
Hopkins name will be added to the list of winners of the competition that became an official part of the TPC week in 2000.
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