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Oct 9th, 2015

Luke Sacked By Caddie

Tour star surprised by decision

Luke Sacked By CaddieJohn McLaren, Luke Donald’s caddie for the past six years, has “surprised” Donald by announcing that he is moving on.

It is that McLaren earned about £300,000 a year as Donald's caddie, which is not exactly spare change.

“At the end of [last month’s Deutsche Bank Championship in] Boston, John told me, ‘I feel it’s time to move on’. I was a little surprised,” Donald said.

“We were starting to make a bit of a comeback, finding some form. John is a strong-willed guy with his own opinions. He is a great caddie with whom I enjoyed some wonderful times.

"Now I am looking for someone who is energetic, upbeat and brings a good energy to the round.”

Donald has employed Stephen Ames's former caddie Dean Elliot for this week's British Masters.

“There were just a couple of things that I don’t need to go into that made me feel it was time for a change,” McLaren said. “I wish Luke all the best. He’s definitely on the way back. He’s in a good place again with Pat [coach Pat Goss] and I can see him going on a good run.”

Donald shot an opening round of 67.

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