Jason Day will have a new caddie on his bag for the first time in his professional career after splitting with Cal Swatton.
Without a win in 2017 and falling to number nine in the world golf rankings, Jason Day arrives at the BMW Championship looking for victory but without his long-time caddie on the bag.
Golf Digest’s Dave Shedloski reported that Day’s decision to split with long-time caddie and mentor Col Swatton was a difficult one but one he had being mulling over for a few years.
“I never wanted it to turn into a toxic relationship where he’s taken me from where I am as a 12-year-old kid to where I am today, and I’m not talking to him anymore,” Day said Wednesday in explaining why he has replaced Colin Swatton, his swing coach and his only caddie since he turned professional, on his bag starting at this week’s BMW Championship. “I was worried if I kept it going, it was going to head that way, and I love him too much to have him not in my life because of how special he is to me.”
Swatton will remain on as his swing coach while bag carrying duties will be handed over to his old friend from Australia Luke Reardon.
Day also confirmed that fellow Australian tour play David Lutterus will caddie for him during the upcoming Presidents Cup.