Former tour caddie Dave Musgrove dies

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Dave Musgrove helped Sandy Lyle, Seve Ballesteros and Lee Janzen to major titles.

Tributes have poured in following the death of former European Tour caddie Dave Musgrove.

Musgrove was one of the most well-respected caddies on the European Tour having steered the likes of Sandy Lyle, Seve Ballesteros and Lee Janzen to major titles.

‘Muzzy’, as he was known, spent nine years on the bag of Scotsman Lyle and four with enigmatic Spaniard Ballesteros, who was known for his strained relationships with caddies.

Helping Lyle to an Open and Masters title were perhaps Musgrove’s crowning moments, but there is a single moment that summed up the wit of the man.

As Ballesteros strode up the 18th at the Open at Royal Lytham in 1970 it is reported he claimed he could take four putts and still win, but Musgroves responded: “No you can’t, I’ve a bet on you to finish under par.”

Musgrove was also once known to have said of Bernhard Langer: “When he practises on his own, he can hold up a fourball.”

Many golfers, including Lyle, used Twitter on Tuesday to express their condolences for Musgrove’s death:

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