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Tiger Woods is playing in The Masters this year and his caddie Joe LaCava is displaying what New York pride is all about.

Golf caddies have not been known to show their true selves on the golf course. Joe LaCava, caddie for Tiger Woods, found a way to let everyone in Augusta, Ga. know who his favorite hockey and football teams are.

LaCava appeared on the course on Thursday morning with Woods, sporting a New York Rangers t-shirt and a New York Giants notepad as he stood alongside Tiger.

With New York Pride, LaCava found a way to have his normal caddie uniform, a white jumpsuit and hat, stand out among all the other caddies.

The 54-year-old Connecticut resident has been the caddie for Tiger Woods since 2011. Joe LaCava made his name as a caddie while originally working for Fred Couples in the ’90s and early 2000s. In fact, he spent 20 years working for the 1992 US Masters Champion and helped Couples win a total of 12 events.

The New York Rangers official Twitter page took notice of LaCava’s attire Thursday and made sure Ranger fans knew they were well represented.

Charles Curtis of FTW.USAToday.com wrote of a time in 2014 when LaCava spoke about his love of the New York Rangers,

“I enjoy watching my kids’ games and doing some stuff around the house and playing a little golf. It’s fun to be home,” said LaCava, a Newtown native. “I don’t watch a lot of golf. I’m not one to sit around and watch TV. All my TV watching starts with the (New York) Rangers this time of year.”

Great to see a New York fan wear his team’s colors on his sleeve…well, really on his t-shirt and notepad.

Hopefully, Tiger has a better go at it than both the Rangers and Giants as neither of those teams made the playoffs this season.

A graduate of St. John's University class of '91. I have been a fan of the New York Rangers since the days of Peter Puck. Founder of Ranger Proud, the Facebook page that covers all news, notes, pre /post-game stats, and player quotes. I can be reached at Nyrfc12@gmail.com