Tennis champ Andy Roddick made a special appearance yesterday during a exhibition round at the Masters.
Roddick, who is recovering from an illness, was in Augusta where he traded in his tennis shorts for overalls to caddy for touring pro and former champion Zach Johnson during the Masters Par 3 contest.
“He’s a Midwest boy, I’m a Midwest boy, and this is the first time he’s here. And he wanted to caddy,” Johnson said to the USA Today. “I don’t have much family here this year, which is a rare thing, so I said what the heck. I’ve always wanted to meet him. I’m a sports freak in general and I’m a tennis freak, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to meet him.”
“Great day today! Front with JByrd and @stewartcink. Then par 3 with @andyroddick on the bag! 75 deg weather at Augusta Natl…#perfectday”, John said on twitter.
Andy tweeted his on message of thanks. “Big thanks to @zachjohnsonpga for letting me tag along yesterday! Gonna watch him do work at Augusta this week.”
During the event, Roddick took a swing at a hole at the Masters. Here’s the video:
“I was coming here with some buddies and thought it would be cool if I could caddie for someone,” Roddick said to augusta.com. “Not only did I get to walk with someone, but I got to walk with a champion.”
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