Spieth's caddie leaves Mexico upon death of father

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Jordan Spieth will use his father as a caddie this weekend at the WGC-Mexico Championship, but it will be for a somber reason.

Shawn Spieth only goes to a handful of tournaments outside the majors and wasn't planning to be in Mexico City this week until he chose to fly down from Dallas on Tuesday, before Greller learned that his father had died. Bear was a great father, husband, and grandfather.

It is unclear when Greller will return to Spieth's bag.

Shawn Spieth, Jordan's father, will take Greller's place at Club de Golf Chapultepec, where the first round begins Thursday.

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"Heavy heart for Michael and his family", Christine Spieth, Jordan's mother, tweeted Wednesday evening.

Together they have won 11 PGA Tour titles, including three major championships. Last week at Riviera, he was in contention before a final-round 81.

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