Kuechly Caddies for Olsen at Wednesday’s Wells Fargo Pro-Am
CHARLOTTE, NC (WCCB Charlotte) — It’s a sound normally reserved for Sunday’s at Panthers home games.
The “Luuuuuuuuke” chants were reverberating across Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday. Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, a caddy for his teammate, Greg Olsen, were two of the most popular players on the golf course during Wednesday’s Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am.
“I’m not going to do all my caddy jobs 100-percent,” Kuechly said. “I’m going to do my best and we are going to have fun.”
The Olsen-Kuechly combination was paired with professional and Charlotte native Johnson Wagner. On the first tee, Wagner had to point the football players in the correct position before he could tee off.
I guess you could call that illegal formation.
Greg Olsen, certainly a better tight-end than golfer, was relishing every minute of the day.
“This is such a cool experience,” Olsen said. “This is my first time doing something like this. I’m thrilled that they asked me to do it. To be able to hang out with Luke (Kuechly) for the day. What an awesome experience.”
Kuechly answered light-hearted questions about the caddying experience, but also some serious ones about his shoulder. He had offseason surgery after the Super Bowl.
“I’ll put it on my good arm and I’ll be good to go,” Kuechly said of carrying Olsen’s clubs.
Panthers nation cheered the duo on. And so did teammates and coaches. Offensive lineman Ryan Kalil and Mike Remmers were in the crowd as well as the team’s head coach, Ron Rivera.