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Dublin's 'Mr. 57' Qualifies For PGA Tour Event With Girlfriend On The Bag

Dublin's 'Mr. 57' Qualifies For PGA Tour Event With Girlfriend On The Bag
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Dublin's 'Mr. 57' aka David Carey has gone and qualified for this week's PGA Tour event, the Valero Texas Open, by taking one of the four spots on offer at the Monday qualifier.

It will be the 26-year-old's first non co-sanctioned PGA Tour event, and he's made it with his girlfriend caddying for him. It will also give Carey, along with Pádraig Harrington, the chance to qualify for next week's Masters.

Carey had previously qualified for last year's British Open at St. Andrew's, where he made the cut, and famously hit the lowest ever round - a 57 on a par 68 course - in a professional tournament, back in 2019 on the Alps Tour.

Like Lee Westwood, whose wife Helen Storey had been on his bag in recent times, Carey's girlfriend Caitlin was there to help him 'concentrate' and keep focused.

She did a good job. She carried all 18 and should be on the bag this week as well. It's going well so far. We'll just keep going with it. She's been travelling with me for the last year or so.

I do most of the golf stuff and she concentrates on keeping me calm and focussed on what I should be focussing on and not being away with the fairies and stuff.

David Carey Qualifies For PGA Tour Tournament


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Carey wears his 57 record with pride, and has it stitched into his distinctive white flat cap.

And, as Brian Keogh mentioned in the Independent today, he is well aware that this comes across as 'showing off', but the golfer owns his look and attitude.

"I mean, I'm a complete show-off, so the more people that's there, the better," said Carey at St. Andrew's last year.


"It's great, I've always loved having people around and when I get a crowd watching me hit drivers, I've always loved that. So the more people the better.

"I've never worried too much about what others think.”

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