KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Round One
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Celine Borge, of Norway, is an LPGA rookie who graduated from the Epson Tour last year. Competing there, she competed carrying her own bag. So this year on the LPGA, a caddie is required, but Borge has held off on hiring one full-time. She has gone from event to event, hiring a local club caddie. This week at Balturol, her 11th start, it’s Corey Birch, a regular Baltusrol looper.

Borge was asked about Birch helping her read the greens on Thursday, when she shot 69 in the opening round, but she never asked for the help.

“I'm not used to having a caddie. I just try to do what I've always been doing, just play my own game, and just (hire) someone to carry the bag.”

In fact, asked to name her biggest transition to the LPGA this season, Borge said it would be having a caddie. Will she consider hiring a full-time caddie that could learn her game?

“I don’t know yet,” she said. “We’ll have to see.”

KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Round One
SPRINGFIELD, NJ - JUNE 22: Celine Borge hits her shot during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on Thursday, June 22, 2023 in Springfield, New Jersey. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/PGA of America via Getty Images)
Credit: Scott Taetsch/PGA of America/Getty Images

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