THE POP QUIZ
The most nervous you’ve been caddieing? I was pretty good most of the time but it’s easy actually. ALWAYS at the 12th tee at Augusta National, because it didn’t matter what you did if the wind changed. Do you have a ‘favourite’ victory that springs to mind? Three actually. The first Masters win with Nick (1990) because it was the first time I was at Augusta; winning The Open at St Andrews, the home of golf (1990); and beating the Americans in the Ryder Cup on their home soil at Oak Hill (1995). Actually, it was also very special to win The Players (2009) with Henrik as well. What is one of the funniest moments you have had on a golf course? There was a time when the late Malcolm Mason, caddieing for Sam Torrance, fell into a lake in France. Sam was taking a drop and Malcolm was trying to stop the ball rolling into the lake and slipped in. He was really difficult to get out too and his eyes were like tea saucers. Apart from the obvious in St Andrews and Augusta where you had major championship success, what were your favourite courses/venues? Shinnecock Hills (the 2018 US Open venue) in New York, I really like it there. Royal Zoute in Belgium, Royal Melbourne and all those classic sandbelt courses in Australia are really nice. Most remarkable shot you ever saw (your player or other)? Nick’s 5-iron to the 15th at Muirfield (in 1992) in the final round of The Open (pictured below) under the circumstances was pretty amazing. Favourite off-course experiences that travelling the world has afforded you? Visiting the White House for a private tour, sky diving, getting to join a SWAT team training day was very cool.