Jason Day will have a new caddie on his bag for this week’s BMW Championship, according to Golf Channel’s George Savaricas.
Savaricas reports that Day will employ Luke Reardon, a friend and former roommate at Hill College, an Australian live-in golf academy.
From what I'm hearing this is a permanent change and not a 1-week deal for @JDayGolf to Luke Reardon on bag, will confirm w/J Day today
— George Savaricas (@GeorgeSavaricas) September 13, 2017
Day has had Colin Swatton on his bag since turning pro. Swatton was a coach at Kooralbyn International School, which Day attended as a youth. More than just serving as a caddie, Swatton has been a father figure to Day, whose own father died when he was 12, and a coach.
Prior to the PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy announced that he was changing caddies, using his good friend Harry Diamond for an interim period. Phil Mickelson also parted ways with Jim Mackay after 20 years together and is using his brother, Tim.
Day is winless on the PGA Tour since the 2016 Players Championship,