George Savaricus reports that Jason Day will have a new bagman this week, dropping longtime supporter and mentor Colin Swatton for "high school roomate" Luke Reardon.
We officially are witnessing a bizarro trend: top players wanting a "mate" or "buddy" or fellow lad guiding them around because the older, wiser caddie was...too old? Not hip? Prone to not engaging in full smooching-up mode 24/7? Or, just merely to blame for the overcompensated, over-pampered boss stinking it up?
In this case, the move is especially perplexing give Swatton's guiding hand, as detailed by Day, in helping the Australian rise to No. 1. The sheer amount of melodrama Swatton has had to endure makes him sainthood worthy.
Anyway, as Kevin Casey points out, it'll probably be a short-lived playoff run for Reardon unless his man shows some of the old form.
**Bob Harig on the split for ESPN.com, which will have Swatton working as a non-traveling instructor going forward.
"Sometimes the chemistry just doesn't work,'' said Day, 29, who has referred to Swatton as a father figure. "He's been my coach since I'm 12. Obviously this is a very hard time for both of us with regards to we had a relationship for so long, my caddie for 11 years.
"My attitude is not good coming to the golf course because of things he can't control, obviously. It's not a good formula for success out here.''
Day will have to have another caddie at the Presidents Cup due to visa issues, reports Will Gray for GolfChannel.com.