Feb. 19, 2009: Anthony Kim has had to find a last-minute replacement for his caddie in the $2.7 million Johnnie Walker Classic, which starts at The Vines today, courtesy of Australian Immigration authorities.
Kim, the world No.11, played in last week's Malaysian Open with his regular American caddie Eric Larson, and they both arrived in Perth at 4pm on Monday. It is believed Larson was refused entry for an alleged failure to declare a criminal conviction in the United States.
Larson was the long-term caddie for 1989 British Open champion Mark Calcavecchia, but in 1995 he was convicted for his part in a small cocaine ring and served an 11-year jail sentence. Calcavecchia was the only person to visit Larson in all five prisons in which he served his time, and promised to stand by him on his release.
Full story courtesy of the Sydney Morning Herald