Taking you through moments when a golfer just couldn’t take it.
The welshman had a share of the lead going into the final round of the 2001 British Open. Upon realising he had 15 clubs in his bag, Woosie informed the match referee and had to swallow a two-shot penalty. There was no doubt this cost him a chance at getting his hands on the Claret Jug with the player finishing tied for 3rd, four behind the leader David Duval.
The ex-amateur boxer- have a gulp on caddie’s behalf- couldn’t hide his anger, “I give you one ****ing job and you can’t even do that,” he said before throwing his club into a bush. The mistake cost Woosie £220,000 ($325, 000) and a place at the 2002 Ryder Cup. The caddie, Irishman Miles Byrne, was kept on by the Masters champion for all of about two weeks, when he was finally shown the door for arriving late to a tee time. The caddie retired from the game and was last seen working on a building site in his native Ireland.
Robert Allenby fired caddie Mick Middlemo following a disastrous triple bogey on the 13th hole at the Canadian Open. Middle had suggested to Allenby that he should hit an 8-iron when Allenby had wanted to use a 7-iron. An argument ensued and Middlemo apparently told Allenby to “f**k off” according to Jason Logan, a reporter for ScoreGolf. Allenby is a prickly customer and ended up having to accept the offer of a spectator after the spat.
Korda sacked caddie Jason Gilroyed mid-round after posting poor five-over par front nine at the 2013 US open. This case is just bizarre given the cordial words the golfer had for her departed caddie “I care about Jason a lot. He is a great guy,” she said. “That’s just how it happens sometimes in life. That was one of those things today that it just unfolded. It was very hard for me to do. I’m not that type of person to take these things really easily.” She was criticised for the nature of his dismissal and the 20-year old finished the round with her boyfriend on the bag.