Thursday, July 21, 2011
7/21/2011 10:47:00 PM live news 2 comments
Tiger Woods will need a new caddie when he returns to competition, and Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Plc. says the favorite is Fanny Sunesson -- who helped Nick Faldo win four major golf championships.
Woods, who won 13 of his 14 major titles with Steve Williams as his caddie over the last 13 years, said two days ago on his website that it’s “time for a change” in announcing the dismissal of Williams. The caddie said the news came as a shock.
Woods, 35, has neither named a replacement nor said when he’ll return to competition. He hasn’t played in a tournament since aggravating knee and ankle injuries at the Players championship in May.
When Woods does return, there’s a 6-4 chance that it will be with Sunesson as his caddie, according to Paddy Power, Ireland’s biggest bookmaker. Sunesson worked with Faldo, an Englishman, from 1990 to 1999 and is now caddying for Henrik Stenson. Both Sunesson and Stenson are from Sweden, as is Elin Nordegren, Woods’s ex-wife who left him after disclosure of the golfer’s multiple affairs.Read more...