Billy Foster RIPS Scottie Scheffler on first tee at Kapalua: "Greedy..."

Matt Fitzpatrick's caddie Billy Foster shared a joke with Masters champion Scottie Scheffler on the first tee at the Sentry Tournament of Champions...

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Sat, 7 Jan 2023
Billy Foster RIPS Scottie Scheffler on 1st tee at Kapalua: "Greedy..."

Former World No.1 Scottie Scheffler revealed a hilarious moment between himself and Billy Foster, the legendary caddie and carrier for US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick.

As we are all aware, Scheffler had a fairly good season in 2022. He won the WM Phoenix Open, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the WGC Match Play and of course, The Masters.

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He rocketed to the top of the world rankings and he was only dethroned by Rory McIlroy at the CJ Cup in October, after spending 29 weeks at the summit.

When Scheffler and Fitzpatrick arrived on the first tee at the start of the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the announcer read all four of the Texan's victories before he teed off.

"Billy kind of cracked a joke. And then Matt gets up, and they announce the 2022 US Open winner, and he goes, 'Take that. There's one you didn't win (laughing)'," Scheffler told the media.

It was an incredibly exciting final round of the US Open last June. At the scene of his win at the 2013 US Amateur, the Englishman outlasted Scheffler and Will Zalatoris to win his maiden major title at Brookline.

"It's fun, both of us accomplished some great things last year winning major championships, and so it's fun being here at Kapalua and being able to look back on stuff like that," he added.

"He (Billy) called me something I'm not going to tell you. It was 'greedy' followed by another word!"

Scheffler could've been even greedier too. He lost in a playoff at the Charles Schwab Challenge to Sam Burns and he also came tied for second when in position to win at the Tour Championship.

As for Foster, he has always been one of the characters on the PGA Tour and especially the DP World Tour. He has built much of his experience caddying for the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke.

While speaking to Golf Digest's John Huggan in recent days, Foster put across a damning verdict on the DP World Tour, formerly the European Tour, saying its American counterpart "has done nothing but stamp its foot on us for the last 40 years."

The Yorkshireman, a regional trait he shares with Fitzpatrick, also believes LIV Golf players should play in the Ryder Cup and be available for Ryder Cup captaincy.

"The European Tour is dead. It's on its arse. It has lost its heart and soul, which breaks my heart." Foster certainly isn't one to mix his words.