Who's Your Caddy?

Version: Abridged
Author: Rick Reilly
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Genres: Sports & Recreation
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: May 2003
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

The funniest and most popular sportswriter in America abandons his desk at Sports Illustrated to caddy for some of the world's most famous golfers, and some celebrity duffers, recounting it all in this hilarious and revealing look at the world of golf.
Who knows a golfer best? Who's with them every minute of every round, hears their muttering, knows whether they cheat? Their caddies, of course. So sportswriter Rick Reilly figured that he could learn a lot about the players and their games by caddying, even though he had absolutely no idea how to do it. Amazingly, some of the best golfers in the world--including Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehman, John Daly, Casey
Martin, and Jill McGill--agreed to let Reilly carry their bags at actual PGA and LPGA Tour events. To round out his portrait of the golfing life, Reilly also caddied at the Masters, persuaded Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump to use him as a caddy, accompanied high-rolling golf hustlers in Las Vegas around the course, and carried the bag for a blind golfer.
In "Who's Your Caddy?, Reilly chronicles his experiences in the same inimitable style that makes his back-page column for" Sports Illustrated a must-read for more than twenty million people every week. From his laugh-out-loud portrait of Deepak Chopra decomposing on the green, to his portraits of good ol' boys who bet $100,000 a round, to his hilarious descriptions of his own ineptitude as a caddy, to his insights into what
makes the greats of golf so great, Reilly combines a wicked wit with an expert's eye in a most original and entertaining look at golf.
"Who's Your Caddy? is the next best thing to a great round of golf. It is sure to delightlow-handicappers, high-handicappers, and everyone in between.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews (18)

Golf and Humor...what a combination.

Written by Christian Raniszewski on September 27th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A fun "read." Highly recommended. Golf is funny...when you are not playing.

Very Funny

Written by Stephen White on December 12th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A very funny account of the love of the game and the individuals who make it great!

Who's Your Caddy

Written by JS - Toronto on November 6th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Really enjoyed this audio selection, especially if you love golf. Reilly has a good eye for what interests the casual sports fan.Well worth the rental.

Who's Your Caddy?

Written by Jennifer Woodard on September 21st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Haven't laughed that hard in a long time. I don't even know anything about golf; however, this made me see real people just trying to make it work with what God gave them.... "talent"~!

Didn't like this book (from a female perspective)

Written by Anonymous on October 10th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

How disappointing. I'm a female golfer, and I also occassionally read Rick Reilly in SI. I thought I would really like this book, but I was so turned off that I only listened to 1 1/2 CDs before I returned it. I hate to sound so sexist, but this is a "guys" book, with "male" humor. I don't really think the size of John Daly's penis is really very funny or interesting. And listening to the tales of hangovers and partying just isn't very funny to me. Oh well, this one just wasn't for me, but I'm sure it will appeal to others out there.

Who's Your Caddy?

Written by Steve D. on May 2nd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Exceptionally funny and both well-written and read. Gave interesting insight into players and reflects the author's love of the game.

Good listen, but

Written by Anonymous on February 19th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Good listen....nothing too thrilling, but fun to hear about golf from the inside.

who's your caddy?

Written by Anonymous on January 5th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This was funny and enjoyable but a bit too long. i would have enjoyed it more if it was shorter. Too much of the same thing.

Who's Your Caddy?

Written by Shane Nixon on December 28th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I play golf, and watch it occassionally on TV. This book isn't about golf. This book is about life, and even if you don't dig sports books, you might still get something out of this one. Rilley is GREAT, the narrator is GREAT. Very Good listen!

Who's Your Caddy

Written by Shawn Wyble from League City, TX on December 27th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Funny. I don't even follow golf closely, and I enjoyed it. The next time I do see golf televised with any of the many players included in these stories, I may take more interest in seeing them win - or perhaps hoping certain ones lose. If you DO follow the game, you'll probably like this one.

Author Details

Author Details

Reilly, Rick

Rick Reilly is the author of Sports Illustrated's "Life or Reilly," a weekly column. He has been voted National Sportswriter of the Year six times and won the New York Newspaper Guild's Page One Award for best magazine story. He has written several books, including the best-selling autobiography of the Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth; his most recent book is The Life of Reilly.