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Teen Caddie

17-Year-Old Earns $140,000 As Dad's Caddie

AP | By DENNIS PASSA | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Despite having no previous experience, the partnership jelled. They've been together for most of Senior's second year on the Champions Tour. He also takes his 19-year-old twin daughters Krystlle and Jasmine to tournaments. "The girls were fine because they had shopping, but Mitchell had nothing to do and I didn't want to see him sit there," Senior said Wednesday. "He was a bit shaky the first couple of weeks ... but he got better and better and after about four or five weeks, he just settled into it. He did better than I ever thought he would." Asked if his son got the customary 10 percent of his earnings, Senior said: "Yes, the normal caddie pay," which would work out to be about $140,000. But Senior lamented the state of the dollar versus the Australian – the Aussie dollar has been worth about five cents more than the greenback for most of this year, a big difference from other periods during the veteran Senior's career when an Australian dollar was worth only 60 cents. "The first time I've won U.S. dollars, and they're worth nothing, that's great," Senior said. ___