Dubai - For more than 200 days, Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia was
the subject of a relentless Twitter campaign from one of his big fans.
Johnson, a 40-year-old Englishman, just wanted one thing: To be Garcia's caddie
for a day.
the hashtag "Letmecaddieforyou" on each occasion, Johnson sent Garcia
a daily tweet — some funny, some informative, some desperate — from July 9 but
got no response the first 205 times.
on Day 206, Garcia relented.
the world No. 15 posted to Johnson, "I think I found the perfect day for
you to get the taste of carrying my bag & make your dream come true! Are
was agreed: Wednesday, Sept. 27, the pro-am ahead of the British Masters.
noticed him the first time from the first tweet he posted at me," Garcia
said on Tuesday, speaking from the Dubai Desert Classic. "I thought it was
quite funny and it was very sincere, and obviously I was wondering how long it
was going to keep going."
up being nearly seven months.
showed a lot of perseverance and a lot of strength and energy and stuff
throughout it," Garcia said.
sure it will be a great experience for him, and you know, also for us."
gave an insight into his life in many of his creative tweets to Garcia,
including his favourite food (chicken pasta bake with garlic bread) and his
family (he has been married for 15 years). One of his tweets was a selfie, with
Garcia about to play a shot on a TV screen in the background.
even said he would turn the 37-year-old Garcia into a major champion one day.
be long before they are meeting face to face.
guess there will be no more daily tweets," Johnson tweeted at the weekend.
"Many thankyous Sergio Garcia for making my dream come true I am feeling