Allenby grew up playing Royal Melbourne, nearly winning the 1991 Australian Open there as an amateur, then conquering the course in the 1992 Johnnie Walker Classic and 1993 Australian Players Championship.
"It is my No. 1 golf course in the world," said Allenby, who missed the 1998 Presidents Cup as he recovered from a near-fatal car accident. "It's my favorite, and I have a pretty good record around there."
Allenby plays well just about anywhere Down Under, actually, capturing three Australian PGAs, two Australian Opens and two Australian Masters. In 2005, he swept all three.
Baddeley also was exposed early to Royal Melbourne, watching the 1998 matches as a 17-year-old amateur. Throw in automatic qualifier Geoff Ogilvy, whose home nestles against the Royal Melbourne property, and Norman has three men who know the nuances.
And that doesn't count the $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup. The usual caddie's cut for a tournament win is 10 percent, but there's no standard for bonus winnings.
"I don't know how that works," Bill Haas said.
Regardless, Jay Jr.'s expected $144,000 cut from Bill's Tour Championship payoff will go a long way for a guy soon to become a father for the first time.
If Jay Jr. gets his wish, though, this will be the end of their partnership. A former college star, he's entered in the PGA Tour qualifying process in hopes of earning his own card.
— Jeff Shain