LPGA Tour star fires caddie mid-round

Jessica Korda replaces caddie for boyfriend after on-course argument at US Women's Open

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Sat, 29 Jun 2013

LPGA Tour star fires caddie mid-round

LPGA Tour player Jessica Korda sensationally fired her caddie Jason Gilroyed midway through her third round of the US Women's Open on a windy day at Sebonack Golf Club this afternoon.

After an argument with Jason broke out between the 10th and 11th holes, and having just carded an outward nine of 40 to fall out of contention, the 20-year-old American sent her looper outside the ropes and substituted him for her boyfriend Johnny DelPreti.

Korda's sister, Nelly, 14, was the youngest player to make the cut this week. There is little chance she will fire her caddie as it's her father and former tennis star Petr.

This incident marks the second in a week when player and caddie haven't seen eye to eye. Click this link to see how Bubba Watson blasted his caddie on the PGA Tour last week.