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

(Newser) – 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.'"

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 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 hits from the sand trap on the eighth hole of the US Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Southampton, N.Y.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Jessica Korda tees off on the first hole of the US Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Southampton, NY.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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