Golf-Caddie back to providing brains and brawn for Choi

Fri, 23 Jul 15:24:00 2010

For three years, Andy Prodger has been in the fortunate position of being a caddie who does not carry clubs but South Korea's K.J. Choi has halted the unique set-up after it made him a figure of fun.

Prodger, 58, helped Nick Faldo to the first two of his major titles in the 1987 British Open and 1989 U.S. Masters and is one of the most respected caddies on the circuit.

But it was his brain rather than brawn the top Korean wanted with the Briton giving Choi advice on club selection and putting lines while another man had the less prepossessing task of actually lugging his clubs around the world's top courses.

That was despite Choi boasting precious little English and Prodger speaking even less Korean.

At this week's Scandinavian Masters, however, Prodger was back doing the grunt work with Choi's giant bag returned to his back.

"He (Choi) got fed up with people making fun of him for having two caddies," the caddie told Reuters.

The rules of golf say a player can only take advice from one caddie. Choi's second caddie was strictly the bag carrier.

Despite the halving of his on-course support, Choi still led the Masters after his second-round 67 on Friday.

(Editing by Jon Bramley

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