Saturday, August 23

Ben Curtis’ Caddie Has Conflict of Interest

Andy Sutton (CaddyBytes.com)

ENGLISHMAN ANDY SUTTON IS THE CADDIE for Ben Curtis, PGA Tour player and member of the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team. But Sutton won’t be pulling for his boss or the Americans in the 2008 Ryder Cup matches next month in Louisville.

“He's rooting for Europe,” Curtis told USA Today.

“It would just be better to get an American on my side. We were both pretty mutual about it. He said he'd really do it if I really wanted him to, but it would work better if I found an American.”

Curtis and Sutton decided to part ways during Ryder Cup week, but the Englishman will be back on the bag thereafter.

−The Armchair Golfer

Related:

2008 Ryder Cup Report
2008 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Takes Shape

5 comments :

Tom Blogical said...

That's ummmm...very considerate of Curtis. If it were me, I'd probably ask him if he wanted to be my caddie full time or not.

Bobbio said...

Sounds like O'Bama and Clinton.

lancer said...

I think things were handled with much consideration on both sides. Good for them.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Would you want an Englishman on the bag if you're playing for the stars and stripes? I think it was the right move. No hard feelings. See you at The Tour Championship.

Tom Blogical said...

"Would you want an Englishman on the bag if you're playing for the stars and stripes?"

Good point, but I look at it this way. If Curtis doesn't play with his typical caddie, I believe it puts him at a disadvantage, and therefore, hurts the US team. Maybe it's a small issue, maybe not.

Just sayin'.