Westwood decides to part ways with injured caddy Foster


One of golf’s best-known caddies has described not being able to rejoin Lee Westwood when he recovers fitness as “unbelievably disappointing”. The world number four has told Billy Foster that he is sticking with Zimbabwean Mike Kerr going into next season.

Yorkshire man Foster has needed two operations since suffering a cruciate knee injury during a soccer kickabout in America in May.

“It’s been very difficult these last six months – I’ve been in a dark tunnel,” said Foster yesterday.

“I’ve only started walking again these last two weeks, so to get the call from Lee just as I was starting to see the light again was unbelievably disappointing and made it harder to take. We had such a laugh together, have been great mates and were very successful, but it’s a tough game for caddies and I’ve just to focus on getting myself right.

“I’m a strong character and I’ll be fine – I know I will be – but all this because of a freak accident. I wasn’t even playing in the game when it happened.”

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