Tour School 2015, Girona - PGA Catalunya - Akesson Borthers as Caddie and Player - Photo by Getty Image
Two to tango for Akesson Brothers in Girona, by European Tour
Bjorn Åkesson revealed that it took two to tango on the dancefloors at PGA Catalunya Resort after the Swede put his brother’s green-reading prowess to full use on the way to a sublime seven under par 63 over the Tour Course on day three of The European Tour’s Qualifying School Final Stage. The 25 year old successfully negotiated his way through the six-round marathon back in 2012 but struggled to a two over par over 72 in his opening round over the easier Tour Course before staging an impressive comeback. A superb four under 68 on the more difficult par-72 Stadium Course followed before he made good on the more open par-70 lay-out to move to nine under for the tournament but he revealed that much of his success was down to his brother and caddie for the week, Gustav.
“The first round I putted terribly so my little brother Gustav is now aiming me in the right direction and I just hit it,” said the Malmo man, who is attached to the same Barseback Golf and Country Club as Henrik Stenson. “He’s on the bag so we read the greens together and then he just tells me where he thinks I should hit it and everything has been close, so he’s been really good. “It has definitely been a team effort.Read more at http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/qualifying/season=2014/tournamentid=2014995/news/newsid=242984.html#RkmMtexetd9lmzyr.99
Over 100 caddies have inquired about carrying Adam Scott's bag
Adam Scott has been contacted by about 100 caddies offering their services – including some who are currently employed by successful players – but the world No 2 is in no hurry to appoint a replacement for Steve Williams.
Scott’s bag is probably the second most coveted behind world No 1 Rory McIlroy. The job became available when Williams, who previously worked for Tiger Woods, decided he wanted to cut back on the number of tournaments, which did not fit with Scott’s requirements. Scott sounded surprised that some of the caddies wanting to work for him are in work, but that only speaks volumes for the coveted nature of the job.
“I’ve had some really cracking offers come through, which makes you wonder.”
Scott says he is seeking someone whose personality he gels with and who has the knack of giving good advice under pressure.
“I’m testing personalities. That’s why I need a little more time to make a good decision,” he said. “You can be the best player and do all the right things, but there is only one person who can influence you on the golf course and that is the caddie.”
Scott is the highest-ranked player in the WGC-HSBC field in the absence of McIlroy, who has pulled out to focus on his legal battle with his previous management company.
source > Andrew Both from the HSBC Shanghai World Golf Championship. Stéphane Barras CaddiePlayer researcher/founder also there...