LPGA pro Pernilla Lindberg got married and will spend her honeymoon competing in a tournament with her husband as caddie
- Swedish golfer Pernilla Lindberg married her longtime caddie Daniel Taylor in late January.
- Rather than spend their honeymoon relaxing and celebrating, Lindberg is playing in the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Australia this weekend, and putting her husband to work on the bag.
- Taylor gave up caddying for Lindberg last year in a mutual decision but is returning to walk the course with his wife for the special occasion.
Swedish golfer Pernilla Lindberg tied the knot with her former caddie Daniel Taylor in New Zealand on January 31, with family and close friends flew to the top of Coromandel Peak by helicopter.
While most pros might take the time after their wedding to relax and spend some time in newlywed bliss, Lindberg and Taylor decided on a working vacation of sorts, with Lindberg playing in the ISPS Handa Vic Open this week in Australia, and Taylor carrying her bag.
The arrangement was a regular occurrence on tour for some time, with Taylor caddying for Lindberg through six of the past seven seasons — including her first career major win at the ANA Inspiration in 2018. Since then, Taylor has given up his partner's bag to start carrying for the world No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn — a move that both agreed would be a smart one for the immediate future.
The pair's new separate rooting interests on the course could make for some awkward final rounds down the line, especially if Lindberg and Jutanugarn are paired together, but Lindberg doesn't seem too worried about the idea.
"We're both professionals, so obviously it will probably feel most weird for him, I would say," said Lindberg. "For me, I'll still be the same competitor out there. That's what made ANA more special, obviously being able to do it together, but it will be pretty cool for me to be able to see what I can do it without him on the bag, too."
For this week though, Lindberg will enjoy having her new husband back on the bag, and with Jutanugarn taking the tournament off, there's no concern of an on-course encounter.
Still, Lindberg is cautious about her chances this week, citing the fact that usually the week before a tournament is not spent celebrating her marriage.
“It's not been my normal prep,” Lindberg said, according to GolfChannel.com. "So, going into this week I have to say I'm not sure where my form is really at, but I have my coach with me here this week. Hopefully, I can get some good practice in over just a couple days, and I'll be ready to go by Thursday again."
Regardless of how she plays, Lindberg can rest easy in the fact that she'll have a true partner by her side through it all.