When Will Zalatoris missed the putt that made Matt Fitzpatrick the US Open champion, the first to cry was not the English golfer. Before the 27-year-old took in what had happened, Beside her, Billy Foster could no longer hide the tears of emotion. Behind that cry of the caddy there are 39 years linked to the elite of golf without any major won, until this Sunday. he too english Since 1983 he has been carrying bags and advising several of the best golfers in the world. He has worked with Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke, Sergio Garcia and even Tiger Woods. However, the one who marked Foster the most was Severiano Ballesteros.
El caddie worked together with the one from Pedreña between 1990 and 1995, years in which Seve’s level was lowering due to age. Foster still hasn’t forgotten the Cantabrian, and he remembered him after winning his first major tournament together with Fitzpatrick. “It is a very special moment for me. After 40 years in this profession I have achieved my first major. The great lord will be looking down on me.”, he told Movistar Golf referring to Seve. After working alongside the Spaniard, the Englishman was close to winning major tournaments with other golfers, although luck was always elusive.
With Lee Westwood got three second-place finishes in majors over a decade with his compatriot. Especially painful was the British Open that escaped him along with Thomas Bjorn in 2003when the Dane lost his advantage on the 70th hole. However, throughout his career, Foster has had priceless experiences, such as the opportunity to caddying for Tiger Woods during the 2005 Presidents Cup. This Sunday, after more than half a life linked to golf, was able to kiss the flag of the 18th hole of The Country Club that, following the tradition, the caddy usually takes after winning. Foster already has the best of him.