Last year at the Masters, the pair played a practice round together at Augusta.
And LaCava revealed he set the meeting up.
“About noon on Monday, I was waiting for Tiger to get there and I saw Phil in the parking lot because the past champions have a different parking lot,” LaCava said.
“So I saw Phil and he mentioned to me that he didn’t have anyone the next two days and if Tiger’s looking, he’s interested.
“So I pass it along to Tiger because I guess they got tighter at the Presidents Cup this past year, so they’re not like, they [couldn’t] stand each other at one time, but now, they’re OK.
“And they got to know each other and they’re OK right now.”