Little did Joe LaCava know he was turning his back on a chance to make Masters history by going to work for Tiger Woods.
"I miss Joe, sure," Freddie Couples of his old caddie on Friday.
"It's very weird after 21, 22 years. It's a long time to have him on the bag."
Joey, it's not too late.
LaCava should put in a call to his old friend, who on the 20th anniversary of his lone major victory finds himself improbably tied for the lead going into the weekend at the age of 52.
Because his new boss doesn't really need him as much as he needs to meditate in a Buddhist monastery and contemplate his unseemly deconstruction at Augusta National.
As if LaCava doesn't know, Woods is a mess.
He's not only lost his swing but the four-time Masters champion has lost the plot.
His second round on Friday was a master class in atrocious a ball-striking.
If a three-over par 75 - one of Woods' worst ever rounds here - can ever be good for a 14-time major champion then it was on Friday.
It got so ...