Westwood settles on new interim caddie


Lee Westwood will look to mop up with his fill-in caddie while regular looper Billy Foster is on the mend.

Westwood announced Monday on Twitter he has asked Kiwi caddie Michael Waite, also known as 'Sponge,' to substitute for Foster. Waite has worked for Ian Baker-Finch, Michael Campbell and Robert Allenby in the past.

Foster injured his right knee two weeks ago ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship while competing in a charity soccer game. He will be out at least until the Open Championship in July.

In the interim, Westwood had worked with Fred Couples' regular caddie, Cayce Kerr. Couples pulled out of The Players, citing an illness which also forced him out of the Champions Tour event two weeks ago near Houston.