After Fluff Cowan takes a tumble, C.T. Pan turns to a fan to caddie at 2024 RBC Canadian Open

HAMILTON, Ontario – Not all heroes wear capes, but some wear bibs.

That was the glib tweet on the RBC Canadian Open social media on Sunday.

It was a reference to fan Paul Emerson, who was watching the third hole of the final round at Hamilton Golf & Country Club when veteran caddie Mike “Fluff” Cowan took a spill on the wet grass going down a hill.

Cowan, 76, is beloved for his fluffy moustache and long run as a caddie for the likes of Tiger Woods, Peter Jacobsen and Jim Furyk for the past 25 years. Cowan joined C.T. Pan this season as Furyk dealt with injuries. But when Cowan went down on Sunday, Pan helped him to get medical attention while Shane Lowry picked up his own bag and his caddie grabbed Pan’s temporarily.

That’s when Emerson offered to lend a hand and donned a bib for two holes as Pan’s relief caddie.

“I helped Fluff get the bib off, threw it on and started walking up the hole,” Emerson told PGA

Pan made a birdie and a bogey during Emerson’s two-hole gig before he was replaced by Mike Campbell, who works in caddie services at the club. He took over until the turn when Al Riddell, Paul Barjon’s caddie, became Pan’s fourth caddie of the round.

Pan shot 1-under 69 and finished T-35 for the week.

Pan shot a final-round 69 and finished the week 3 under, tied for 35th.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek