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Harrington's caddie collapses at Volvo Champions

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Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington was forced to make a personnel change during the second round of the Volvo Golf Champions when his caddie collapsed because of dehydration.

According to an AP report, Ronan Flood, who serves as Harrington's regular caddie in addition to being his brother-in-law, became ill on the sixth hole Friday and was rushed back to the clubhouse at Durban Country Club, where he was treated by an on-site doctor.

Seemingly taken from the movie "Tin Cup," Harrington turned to a member of the gallery to tote his bag until the tournament was able to provide him with a replacement. Pat Cashman, who according to the report is an Irish-born photographer, donned the caddie bib in Flood's absence as seen in the below photo from the European Tour's Twitter account:

 

 

Harrington's game appeared unaffected by the change on the bag, as the Irishman carded five birdies Friday en route to posting his second consecutive round of 1-under 71 and now trails co-leaders Louis Oosthuizen, Joost Luiten and Tommy Fleetwood by five shots heading into the weekend.