PGA Tour pro says his wife didn't "help me much" during her caddying debut, is lucky to still be married

Alex Myers
The Loop

C.T. Pan came agonizingly close to claiming a first PGA Tour title on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship. Tied for the lead, the 26-year-old's tee shot on the final hole wound up out-of-bounds by inches and led to a double bogey. But while he settled for his second career runner-up finish, he had to be happy leaving Greensboro having survived a different type of test: Having his wife caddie for him.

Needing a fill-in looper for the event, Pan convinced his wife, Michelle, to step in for the week. It just might take even more convincing the next time. Check out this interview Pan did with CBS' Amanda Balionis during a weather delay on Saturday. In a clip captured by Golfweek's Bill Speros, Pan says his success at the Wyndham "was a coincidence," that "she doesn't help me much," and, referring to a familiar caddie saying, that "she just needs to show up, keep up, and shut up, I guess." Ouch.

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To be fair, Pan said all this stuff with a smile, and he later pointed out Michelle helped him with the mental side of his game. Anyway, check out the clip:

Pan also seemed to really enjoy his extra time with Michelle during the week, which he prefaced by joking on Twitter that the tournament would be "the true test of my marriage."

And he was quick to help carry his heavy staff bag on numerous occasions.

<h1 class="title">Wyndham Championship - Round Three</h1> <div class="caption"> GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 18: C.T. Pan of Taiwan walks the seventh tee with his wife and caddie Michelle Lin during the third round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 18, 2018 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) </div> <cite class="credit">Streeter Lecka</cite>

Wyndham Championship - Round Three

GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 18: C.T. Pan of Taiwan walks the seventh tee with his wife and caddie Michelle Lin during the third round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 18, 2018 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Streeter Lecka
<h1 class="title">GOLF: AUG 18 PGA - Wyndham Championship</h1> <div class="caption"> GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 18: C.T. Pan carries his own clubs while giving his wife Michelle Lin a break as play is suspended during the third round of the Wyndham Championship on August 18, 2018, at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Jeremy McKnight/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) </div> <cite class="credit">Icon Sportswire</cite>

GOLF: AUG 18 PGA - Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 18: C.T. Pan carries his own clubs while giving his wife Michelle Lin a break as play is suspended during the third round of the Wyndham Championship on August 18, 2018, at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Jeremy McKnight/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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<cite class="credit">Kevin C. Cox</cite>
Kevin C. Cox

What a gentleman.

After the partnership proved successful to the tune of a $528,000 payday (No word on Michelle's cut), Pan tweeted this on Sunday night:

Aww. And here's proof that Michelle is still smiling after a long week as well:

<h1 class="title">Wyndham Championship - Final Round</h1> <div class="caption"> GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 19: C.T. Pan of Taiwan stands on the 18th green with his wife and caddie Michelle Lin during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 19, 2018 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) </div> <cite class="credit">Jared C. Tilton</cite>

Wyndham Championship - Final Round

GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 19: C.T. Pan of Taiwan stands on the 18th green with his wife and caddie Michelle Lin during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 19, 2018 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Jared C. Tilton

That's nice to see.

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