Caddie Collapses on 11th Hole at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Good News Follows

On Friday during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a caddie for an amateur player collapsed on the 11th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links.[0] The caddie, who was looping for amateur player Geoff Couch, was administered CPR on the course before being transported to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for evaluation.[1] The PGA Tour Rules Committee asked pros Beau Hossler and Max McGreevy to resume play, though neither felt comfortable continuing.[2]

On the scene, amateur Lukas Nelson, a singer in rock band Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, revealed the caddie was “doing better” after receiving medical attention.[3] The incident had shades of the Bills-Bengals game a few weeks ago when Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field after making a tackle and moments later collapsing.[4]

The PGA Tour released a statement on Friday afternoon about the incident.[5] After hearing the news that the caddie was doing better, Higgs said, “It takes a weight off your shoulders.[6] None of us have ever had to deal with that.[4] No one in the NFL had ever had to deal with what happened … so there is no playbook.[4] There is nothing to do.[7] In a way, I was worried that we were still going, but then at the same time it's like, all right, well, soldier on, keep going.[4] I hope he's OK.[4]” The 31-year-old added “Fortunately, we got some good news and kept going. I hope there's more good news in the coming hours and days. Just a very difficult [situation] and kind of a first.[4] Hopefully a last.[4]

0. “Caddie receives CPR after collapsing at Pebble Beach Pro-Am and rushed to hospital” 7NEWS, 4 Feb. 2023,

1. “AT&T Pro-Am notebook: Caddie collapses at Pebble Beach” Monterey Herald, 4 Feb. 2023,

2. “Caddie Collapses at Pebble Beach Pro Am, Requires CPR” Pro Golf Weekly, 3 Feb. 2023,

3. “Caddie COLLAPSES and needs CPR at Pebble Beach where Gareth Bale is playing as Pro-Am halted to let…” The Sun, 3 Feb. 2023,

4. “Harry Higgs explains why he struggled playing through collapsed caddie's group” Golf Channel, 4 Feb. 2023,

5. “Awful Scene At Pebble Beach After A Caddie Collapsed During Play” Barstool Sports, 3 Feb. 2023,

6. “Pebble Beach: Caddie at Pro-Am ‘receives CPR on the course after collapsing on the 11th hole'” Daily Mail, 3 Feb. 2023,

7. “Caddie Collapses And Rushed To Hospital At AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am” Golf Monthly, 4 Feb. 2023,