Golf

Fired caddie hits back at Ko

2017-04-21 12:31
Lydia Ko (AFP)

Cape Town - Lydia Ko's former caddie has hit back at the world No 1 after becoming the latest victim of her firing spree.

At just 19-years-old, Ko has already dismissed nine caddies during her professional career, with Gary Matthews receiving the boot earlier this week.

Matthews only took the job last October after Ko sacked Jason Hamilton, who had guided the South Korean-born New Zealand player to 10 of her 14 tour wins.

READ: Ko's caddie sacking a sign of panic - Williams

Matthews blamed a lack of communication for Ko's habit of continually finding a new partner for the fairways.

"I wish her the best, but she's gone through so many caddies, she needs to wake up on caddie-player relationships. Otherwise she'll just keep doing it." Matthews told Golf Digest.

"In all honesty, there is no communication in the whole camp. You never know anything or are told anything," said Matthews.

"The agent called me on the Monday after Palm Springs and said: 'She needed a change, we're going with somebody else, but you can caddie in Hawaii'.

"I'm like well, never in 19 years have I been fired, and I'm still working for the person. What was so strange for me, we worked unbelievably well in Hawaii, the communication and everything was just phenomenal."

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