Webb puts caddie position up for charity auction

Veteran Australian Karrie Webb continues to be one of golf’s greatest assets.

Webb has only just returned to competitive play on the US LPGA Tour after taking an extended holiday following the Women’s Australian Open in February.

Karrie Webb Karrie Webb (Credit: LET)

Now the legendary Queenslander has agreed to auction off a spot as her caddie for a day when she plays in next month’s US$1.75m ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey.

The bids are already mounting for the privilege of carrying the seven-time major winner’s golf bag during one of her practise rounds in early June at the course.

The bids have gone as high as $1,800 although it has been tipped that the winner will probably pay more like $5000 for the unique opportunity to caddy for Australia’s greatest-ever woman golfer.

The auction closes tomorrow with the bids supporting the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

It’s not just about the caddying either – the winner will be Webb’s guest at the ShopRite pro-am celebrations in Atlantic City on June 6 as well.

Webb made her return to competitive golf in the US last weekend at the LPGA’s Texas Classic where she fired rounds of 71-70 in the rain-shortened event to eventually finish in a tie for 46th in the event won by South Korean Sung Hyun Park.