Grace has calming influence on the bag
Branden Grace has won three times on the European Tour this year. And this is his first U.S. Open.
His caddie is Zack Rasego, a black South African, who was on the bag for Louis Oosthuizen when he won the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews.
So Grace, who eagled the par-5 17th to take a share of the lead, has a caddie who can keep him calm and steady this week at Olympic.
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