Dundee caddy enjoys World Cup of Golf win
Belgium celebrate win, with Dundonian carrying bag of Thomas Detry
A Dundee caddy has helped Belgium win the season-ending World Cup of Golf in Australia.
Ryan McGuigan, 38, carries the bag for Thomas Detry, who partnered Thomas Pieters to the title.
The Belgians won the title by three strokes from the Australian team of Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith.
The 72-hole tournament was played at the Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne and featured a host of top players including Russell Knox, Ian Poulter and Matt Kuchar.
Ryan, who lives in Dundee when not on tour, has been caddying for 14 years after graduating with a degree in business administration from Abertay University.
He said: “I started working with Thomas in January in this year so our first event was the first one of the year, the South African Open. The team was decided by world ranking and the cut-off was mid-September. Thomas finished really strongly – he birdied the last two holes – to come third and then the world rankings came out the next day.
“He made it into the team on the last day and then went on to win it.”
After graduation, Ryan worked in recruitment and banking before getting a call from a childhood friend asking him to start caddying.
He said: “It was about two years after graduation that a childhood friend who was caddying asked if I’d like to help out so I took him up on the offer and took a year’s break from my career.
“I’m very fortunate that I came into the golf at a time post-Tiger Woods where it’s possible to make quite a good living.”