Jason Day will have a new caddie on the bag at the 2017 BMW Championship, as the Aussie has decided a change might do him good moving forward.
Day has taken his coach Colin Swatton out of the looper role while maintaining their long-standing player-coach relationship. In Swatton's place as caddie, Day has brought on Luke Reardon. So, who is Luke Reardon?
More on Luke Reardon he's longtime friends with @JDayGolf & former roommate at Hills College, their live-in golf academy back in Australia
— George Savaricas (@GeorgeSavaricas) September 13, 2017
Per Golf Channel, Day and Reardon have been friends for years, dating back to rooming together at Hills College, a live-in golf academy when Day still lived in Australia.
Swatton and Day have known each other dating back to when Day was a student and Swatton a golf coach at the Koralbyn International School in Queensland, where Day was sent by his mother following his father's death.
This is described by Golf Channel as a permanent change, though Day hasn't spoken publicly yet about the change or disclosed a rationale for making the switch. Day hasn't won in 2017, though the Aussie had his mind elsewhere earlier in the year as he and his family sought treatment options for his mother, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer at the end of 2016.
Day lost to Billy Horschel in a playoff for the AT&T Byron Nelson in May, and he finished T-9 at the PGA Championship and T-6 at The Northern Trust to show some recent form.