With heightened health and safety protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LPGA Tour lifted its requirement for players to use caddies for the remainder of the 2020 season. While most players opted to keep a caddie by their side, Lindsey Weaverinstead chose to dust off her old pushcart from her junior days. That cart has seen her through three straight made cuts and now has (literally) pushed her to a tie for third heading into the third round of the AIG Women’s Open.
“I feel like it's kind of back to the basics. This is how junior golf was. This is how college golf was and on the Symetra Tour when I played there for a year,” said Weaver, who usually hired local caddies instead of working with a regular looper. “I mean, it's still just golf. Like I'm still making the final decision at the end of the day. So not much has really changed.”
Weaver heads to the weekend in a tie for 11th, quite the breakthrough opportunity for a player who admits that she thought about stepping away from the game after a difficult 2019. With her game heading in a positive direction, yet another good week on the links would go far in proving to the 26-year-old that she made the right decision. And the cart? She’s a big part of Weaver’s equation for success.”
“Last year was tough to say the least,” said Weaver, who made just six cuts in 2019. “It's always nice to have a good support system, between her (the cart) and my fiancé at home, it's nice to be back out here and to feel their support behind me.”