UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Beware the injured caddie.
Stenson’s caddie, Gareth Lord, worked Day 1 at Chambers Bay with a cast on his left wrist after taking a tumble during Wednesday’s practice round.
“His famous words coming down, he said, ‘I hope I don't fall this week, that would make it a good week,’” Stenson said. “Walking off 16, both feet in the air, got trapped with a wrist under the bag.”
Lord went to a local hospital on Wednesday and had X-rays but Stenson said they were not sure if his caddie had broken any bones or just injured some ligaments.
Stephen Gallacher's caddie, Damian Moore, sprained his right ankle on Wednesday when he took a spill down one of Chambers Bay’s towering hills and needed to be replaced for the opening round.
“He's not in a good place with the hand, but he managed to caddie and did a good job for me anyway. I had to caddie for him a little bit, as well,” Stenson smiled.