Zach Guthrie leaves Illinois job, will caddy for brother on PGA Tour

Posted: Nov. 29, 2012 1:54 pm Updated: Dec. 20, 2012 2:23 pm


Zach Guthrie, the older brother of Luke Guthrie and an assistant coach with the University of Illinois men's golf team, announced Wednesday he is resigning from the coaching staff so he can be his brother's caddy on the PGA Tour.

Zach Guthrie was in his sixth season coaching in the Illini program and served as director of the Demirjian Indoor Golf Facility, coordinator of the Steve Stricker Illini Classic and liaison to the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational. During Guthrie's first five years on staff, Illinois reached the NCAA Tournament each time.

"That is what makes my decision to leave a little bittersweet because I feel so good about everything we do here and I believe that the future is bright," Zach Guthrie said. "But the time is right, and I could not be more excited to be joining Luke next year."