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Woosnam Fires Byrne After Caddie Sleeps In

August 06, 2001|From Associated Press

LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden — Miles Byrne is looking for work after breaking the most basic caddie rule of all.

Two weeks after costing Ian Woosnam a two-stroke penalty in the British Open when he failed to count the Welsh player's clubs, Byrne was fired Sunday after oversleeping and missing Woosnam's tee time in the Scandinavian Masters.

"You know what the circumstances are going to be this time," Woosnam said. "I gave him a chance. He had one warning. That was it."

Woosnam teed off on schedule at 7:15 a.m. for Sunday's final round, with local caddiemaster Tommy Strand skipping breakfast and carrying his bag.

Club officials also helped Woosnam break into his locker for his golf shoes, because Byrne had the key.

Woosnam shot a three-under 69, his best score in the tournament.

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