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Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

Posted on: July 9, 2010 11:50 am
Edited on: July 9, 2010 1:04 pm
 

Sure, PGA Tour rookie Matt Every got his booking mugshot splashed in the local paper.

But one of his accused accomplices was the most noteworthy of the trio of men arrested for marijuana possession this week while working at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill.

Every is a first-year PGA Tour player and was in a hotel room Tuesday night at the Isle Casino Hotel near the TPC Deere Run course when authorities were summoned after a strong marijuana odor began emanating from a guest room. According to police, Every, 26, and two other men present in the room were questioned and arrested on misdemeanor possession charges and booked at Scott County Jail in nearby Iowa.

The other two men are professional caddies, including 49-year-old Mike Hicks, an accomplished veteran who was on the bag when the late Payne Stewart won the U.S. Open in unforgettable fashion at Pinehurst in 1999. A veteran caddie with more than two decades of experience who has worked with several top players over the years, Hicks leaped into Stewart's arms after the latter made a clutch 15-footer to beat Phil Mickelson by a stroke.

Hicks, who lives in North Carolina, has also caddied for Scott Hoch, Jonathan Byrd and Steve Stricker, among others. The third man, Derek Mason, 28, is Every's caddie and also was arrested and charged.

The trio was booked and released in less than an hour after making bail and Every shot a 1-under 71 in his opening round Thursday. He is No. 137 on the money list.

Hicks' booking mugshot, released by the Scott County Jail, is below.



Image of the Inmate

Category: Golf
Comments

Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2010 11:44 am
 

Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

Not sure about Every or Hicks but I've heard that Mason character is nothing but trouble!!!



Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2010 3:42 pm
 

Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

I work with a guy that called the cops on our neighbors across the parking lot cuz he "smelled" pot.  The funny thing is that this guy is so straight I'd bet the farm he doesn't know what it looks like nevertheless smells like.  Yes, he is a puss.



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2010 10:33 pm
 

Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

As the irish rovers sang Wasnt that a party. now id pay to be there!  But seriously pot big deal the only thing that would do is make him to mellow to attack the flag.    Rattings would increase if they counted everyone watching tv on pot as a viewer.  Maybe hes just chech and chongs version of dalys everyman.



Since: Jul 6, 2010
Posted on: July 13, 2010 2:49 pm
 

Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

Golf just got more interesting.  The British Open could be a TV ratings extravaganza.  Just strike a deal with Tiger to escort at least 40 women to the opening day party with John Daly offering Keg stands on an "84" lumber endorsed Keg, and Every chanting "puff. puff, give give."  



Since: Aug 3, 2007
Posted on: July 13, 2010 12:20 pm
 

Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

Who's the loser who reported them?  I mean, c'mon man.  What a puss.



Since: Feb 28, 2010
Posted on: July 12, 2010 9:53 pm
 

Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

Ohhh...pardon my mistake...the NBA does test for Weed.  I just looked it up.  So sorry, but the penalties are minimal. 



Since: Feb 28, 2010
Posted on: July 12, 2010 9:49 pm
 

Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

Yea, and if the tour or the NBA tested for this everyone would be suspended...lol...
Did you know that the NBA does not test for Weed...hmmmm wonder why...The players union if I remember
correctly fought to keep this out of the banned drugs tested for...
If the PGA players lobbied hard enough I bet they could get it through too...





Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2010 3:19 pm
 

Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

Quality improve??????????  if this stuff gets any more potent just smelling it in the baggy will get your high for a couple hours.  Get a new source.




Since: Dec 25, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2010 5:31 pm
 

Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

I heard he hits the ball high. Laughing



Since: Apr 21, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2010 10:22 am
 

Noteworthy caddie, rookie busted on pot charges

Well said. When I read the headline I thought this was going to be one of those Nate Newton deals where these guys were transporting large quantities. Nope. Just smoking in the boys room...and quite foolishly at that. These guys are obviously not trained in risk identification and simple common sense. Who smokes in their hotel room like that. I agree. Conceal it better, blow it out the window, do something but leave the room all smokey??? Many of these hotels are smoke-free so why take a chance? This is the type of thing that could blow a guy's tour card since he's just a 'filler' player. I hope it wasn't swag or some dirty herb but rather KB. Was it worth it...probably not in hindsight but smoking weed isn't the issue to me. It's how stupid these guys were. Every hear of driving around the block or taking a walk?


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