Jason Day is the latest high-profile PGA Tour player to make a caddie change in 2017, as the ninth-ranked player in the world will have friend Luke Reardon on his bag at this week’s BMW Championship.
Earlier this year, Phil Mickelson parted ways with long-time caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay and Rory McIlroy split with J.P. Fitzgerald.
According to the Golf Channel’s George Savaricas, Day’s change is not expected to be a one-week switch. Colin Swatton has been on Day’s bag since the Australian turned pro, and has served as a father figure to Day, whose father died when he was 12. Swatton was also Day’s coach at Kooralbyn International School.
Day and Reardon are friends and former roommates at Hill College, an Australian live-in golf academy.
Day entered 2017 as the top-ranked player in the world, but has not won a tournament since the 2016 Players Championship. He posted only one top 10 finish in a major this year, and enters the BMW Championship ranked 28th in the FedExCup standings. Only the top 30 players after the BMW advance to next week’s Tour championship in Atlanta.