What would you pay to be Tiger Woods’ caddie for a day?
Dave Gilbert, founder and CEO of National Funding, bid $75,000 at Woods’ annual Tiger Jam fundraising event in Las Vegas for the honor.
By submitting the winning bid in the auction, which benefits Woods’ TGR Foundation, Gilbert take over for Woods’ regular caddie, Joe LaCava, at the Hero World Challenge Pro-Am, which is scheduled for Dec. 3 at Albany, in the Bahamas.
Gilbert’s winning bid easily exceeded the $50,000 paid last year.
Other items up for auction included trips to the Bahamas and Diamante Cabo San Lucas, where Woods designed a golf course, and each went for $20,000. A Virtual Green putting machine was grabbed for $22,500.
The TGR Foundation helps develop educational resources while giving underserved students easier access to schooling.
This year’s Tiger Jam event featured poker, golf clinics, a performance by Janet Jackson, and a high-stakes poker game in which NBA star Russell Westbrook beat Woods.
Now, Woods, the No. 5 golfer in the world, will go back to doing what he does best. He returns to the tour this week in Dublin, Ohio, at The Memorial, a tournament he has won five times.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)