Lee Westwood is set to reunite with long-time caddie Billy Foster after nearly a year apart. The Englishman was forced to split with Foster last November after the caddie suffered a knee injury that kept him off the course for longer than had initially been expected.
After being forced to switch his caddie, Westwood linked up with Zimbabwean Mike Kerr at the beginning of this year but, despite recording top-10 finishes at the Masters and the Open, the partnership failed to produce a single tournament win throughout the year and the 40-year old never looked capable of upsetting the odds and winning that elusive maiden major title.
Having slipped down to 23 in the world rankings, Westwood now decided to reprise his partnership with Foster in a bid to get himself back up the rankings and back to his best next year.
It’s been a while since Westwood was up there with the Betfair favourites going into a major, but the former world number one will be hoping linking back up with Foster could be the key to getting himself back into contention.
“Everyone knows that Lee and Billy were a great partnership and it made sense now Billy is fully fit again that the partnership reforms. They laugh at the same jokes, are both very quick-witted, and Billy knows when something needs saying to Lee. And, of course, he’s a great caddie,” Westwood’s agent Chubby Chandler revealed.
It is understood the duo will resume their working relationship at Tiger Woods’ World Challenge event in California next week, but a lot of the duo’s focus will be on ensuring 2014 is a much more successful season for the Englishman.
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