Garcia sacks caddie

Spanish golfing sensation Sergio Garcia has sacked his American caddie after a disappointing performance in the Taiheiyo Masters in Gotemba, Japan.

Spanish golfing sensation Sergio Garcia has sacked his American caddie after a disappointing performance in the Taiheiyo Masters in Gotemba, Japan.

Jerry Higginbotham, a veteran on the PGA Tour, was the caddie attacked in a bar following the USA's Ryder Cup victory and admitted his disappointment at his dismissal.

Ã’Sergio's only 19 and he wants everything. He'll probably learn down the road that just because you have one bad week it's not the caddie's fault," he told The Australian newspaper.

"I thought our personalities clicked pretty well at the beginning and maybe it fell apart at the end.

"I'm either getting beat up or I'm getting fired," joked Higginbotham, who became Garcia's caddie after being dropped by Mark O'Meara following the US Masters in April.

He was also Garcia's caddie in the USPGA Championship in August when the 19-year-old Spaniard finished second after hitting the shot of the season from behind a tree in the closing stages of the final round.

Nick Faldo's long-serving caddie Fanny Sunesson is among the names being touted to take over Higginbotham's job.

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