28 Jun '15, 5pm

Like Spieth, Rodgers relies on former teacher Maples on PGA Tour: PGA Tour golfer Patrick Rodgers and caddie T...

CROMWELL, Conn. — You’ve heard the story, we presume, of the school teacher who wrestled with his emotions before following his heart onto the PGA Tour as a caddie . Michael Greller as Jordan Spieth’s quiet, but guiding hand? That’s the one. Ah, but did you know that there’s a parallel story out there, one that is less known but which not only draws strength from the Spieth-Greller tandem, but gives credit to it? Meet Tom Maples, formerly of Avon High School on the West Side of Indianapolis, but now of this traveling PGA Tour circuit. You can find him toting Patrick Rodgers’ bag — proudly, that is, only don’t think for one minute it is because of a young man’s hasty decision. Rodgers, remember, went to Stanford. The kid is a clear-thinker, impresses with his maturity, and didn’t bring Maples into the fold on a whim. “Absolutely,” he said when asked if Spieth’s success with...

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