Local coach gets surprise chance to caddie on first day at TPC

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Brian Harman started the first round of play at the John Deere Classic with his usual caddie, but the day would not end that way.

Harman's caddie, Scott Tway, had to bow out after he got sick.  Enter, local Alleman High School girls basketball coach, Jay Hatch.

Hatch just happened to be in the right place at the right time, to take the walk of a lifetime as Brian Harman's caddie.

"It was cool.  I only got heckled once.  I always wanted to see what it's like from inside the ropes," Hatch said.

The caddie switch didn't seem to affect Harman's game, as he finished 8-under with 63, to tie for first after the morning session on the first day of play at Deere Run.

The chance to caddie is part of a huge year for Hatch, who was also inducted in 2014 to the Illinois High School Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.