Golfer Cans Her Caddie Mid-Round

Jessica Korda unceremoniously dumps Jason Gilroyed at US Open
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Suggested by bermbits
Posted Jun 30, 2013 11:50 AM CDT
Golfer Cans Her Caddie Mid-Round
Jessica Korda talks with caddie Jason Gilroyed on the first hole of the third round of the US Women's Open, Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Southampton, NY. Korda fired Gilroyed after the ninth hole.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Jessica Korda isn't exactly clinging to the old adage about dancing with the one who brought you: The golfer started yesterday's US Women's Open with caddie Jason Gilroyed, but right after the ninth hole it was boyfriend Johnny DelPreti who was schlepping her clubs, reports Yahoo's Devil Ball Golf blog. Korda and Gilroyed apparently weren't seeing eye to eye on the front nine, leading Korda to fire Gilroyed on the spot, saying, "Johnny, grab the bag, let's go." The strategy worked at least a bit: Korda improved from 40 on the front nine to 36 on the back, and is sitting in sixth place. "I care about Jason a lot. He is a great guy,'' Korda said later. "That was one of those things today that it just unfolded. It was very hard for me to do. I'm not that type of person to take these things really easily." Of DelPreti, she said, "He was telling me, 'Put me in, coach, put me in.'" (More Jessica Korda stories.)

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