PGA TOUR Caddie credentials will be issued to individuals at the request of PGA TOUR members and only to those who caddie on the PGA TOUR on a regular basis.
PGA TOUR caddies with credentials will have access to the following areas at PGA TOUR cosponsored or approved tournaments when employed by a player in the field:
• Caddie parking (designated by the tournament host)
• Clubhouse (as designated practice areas when employed by a player)
• Inside ropes on designated practice areas when employed by a player
• Inside ropes on course during practice rounds when employed by their player
• Inside ropes on course during official rounds when accompanied by their player
3. APPEARANCE (CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR)
Caddies shall wear uniforms and identification badges as prescribed by the host tournament and PGA TOUR. All caddies are required to wear solid-colored, Khaki-style long pants, which touch the top of the shoe, or solid-colored, knee-length, tailored shorts or skorts and a collared shirt while on property. T-shirt, jeans, culottes, skirts, shorts, capris, cut-off shorts and cargo-style shorts are not permitted.
Additional conditions for use of this credential are found at www.pgatour.com/ticketterms. In the event of any conflict between these conditions and the terms of this credential, the terms of this credential application will control.
Replacement cost for this credential will be $200.00.
2020-2021 PGA TOUR CADDIE REGULATIONS
All players in PGA TOUR cosponsored tournaments shall employ caddies for all practice, Pro-Am and tournament rounds, though golf carts may occasionally be authorized by the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Director for practice or Pro-Am rounds. Caddies shall be paid promptly. The fee is to be resolved early in the week between the player and caddie.
The PGA TOUR shall determine who is eligible to be employed as a caddie. Players who wish to bring their own caddies to PGA TOUR cosponsored tournaments may do so. Players shall be responsible for the conduct and behavior of their caddies at tournaments.
The following shall be adhered to in all PGA TOUR cosponsored tournaments:
- All caddies must complete the caddie registration form each week. The Caddie Chairman and/or Caddie Master will supervise caddies and provide an area for caddies to rest while not on duty.
- Caddies shall wear uniforms and identification badges prescribed by the host tournament and PGA TOUR. In addition, all caddies are required to wear solid colored, Khaki-style long pants, which touch the top of the shoe, or solid-colored, knee-length, tailored shorts, or skorts and a collared shirt while on club property. T-shirts, jeans, culottes, skirts, shorts, capris, cut-off shorts, and cargo-style shorts are not permitted. Acceptable colors shall be determined at the discretion of the PGA TOUR Tournament Director.
- Caddies shall wear smooth rubber-sole shoes, preferably tennis or basketball shoes. Permissible colors are limited to white and earth tones such as navy, blue, black, brown, tan, gray, dark green and the like. Bright colors that are intended to draw attention to a person’s footwear are not acceptable. Footwear with a closed toe is required. Flip flops, open-toed sandals and other similar shoes are not permitted. Closed-toe Crocs are acceptable provided they conform with the colors described above. GOLF SPIKES are prohibited.
- Caddies’ clothing must conform to the Player Endorsement Policy.
- Caddies may walk unaccompanied on putting greens during practice round days if play is not disrupted. Caddies may not walk on putting greens on any day, at any time, before or after a Pro-Am or official tournament round.
- When accompanied by his player, a caddie may enter the locker room at the end of the player's week (i.e., after missed cut or completion of event) to assist a player in loading the player's golf bag with contents from his locker. Caddies are not allowed in the locker room at any other time.
- Caddies shall not be permitted on practice greens except to retrieve pitch and run shots or putts.
- Caddies shall assist in maintaining the course by REPLACING DIVOTS AND RAKING BUNKERS as soon as practicable after their player has played.
- Caddies shall not hit shots or putts anywhere on the practice areas or course except in specially approved competitions.
- Caddies shall not falsely register for accommodations or leave unpaid bills.
- Caddies shall not engage in any conduct which is prohibited for players under the PGA TOUR Anti-Doping Program.
- Caddies shall comply with the PGA TOUR Integrity Program Manual, which, among other things, prohibits caddies from betting on a tournament and providing inside information to third parties for purposes of betting on a tournament. A copy of the PGA TOUR Integrity Program is available at www.caddies.pgatourhq.com.
- Caddies shall not engage in conduct unbecoming a professional caddie on the PGA TOUR as determined in the sole discretion of the PGA TOUR.
- Caddies must carry their player’s clubs. Pull carts or the like are not permitted.
- Caddies may not capture or distribute any video, audio, or photograph on site at a tournament throughout tournament week (including on practice days) without written permission from the PGA TOUR.
A caddie who does not comply with these Caddie Regulations will be subject to such actions PGA TOUR deems appropriate including loss of caddying privileges on the PGA TOUR and any tour owned and/or operated by the PGA TOUR. Also, for any violation of these Regulations disciplinary action may be taken against the caddie and/or the player for whom the caddie is providing services.
For questions, please contact Taylor Shean at 904-273-3514.