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“There’s a certain number of guys out here like Bones who do this job not for the money or for any other reason but to help their players become the greatest they can be,” Wood said, referring to Mackay by his nickname.

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“Caddying is very much like a mirror of life,” he said. “It teaches kids how to be around adults. It gets them out of their shells, and they learn a trade. We’re taking kids and turning them into young adults.”These are the uplifting vignettes often used to justify mandatory caddie rules, but are they the real motivations?