Mulholland believed himself a superior caddie. He certainly had a superior attitude towards the man whose clubs he carried. Why only last month he had caddied for Lee Trevino, and now each time his client asked for a 5-wood, the boy would sneer,
"Lee Trevino used a 4-iron from here."
And so it continued all the way around. The caddie recommended the clubs Trevino would have used and the golfer's game went rapidly from bad to worse.
Finally, at the eighteenth, there was a huge lake to cross.
"OK, know-all," said the golfer, "what would Trevino suggest here?"
"I think if Lee had come this far with you, he'd say, `Use an old ball."'