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Billy Foster began as a full time caddy in 1983 and has since proved himself as a world class performer, working with some of the game most illustrious professionals none more so than the legendary Seve Ballesteros. Foster has amassed a stunning total of 30 tournament victories, including 8 wins with Seve Ballesteros, 12 with Darren Clarke, 4 with Gordon Brand Junior and 1 each with Sergio Garcia, Sam Torrance and HJ Baiocchi.
Among many career highlights, Foster has caddied in 10 Ryder Cups and is immensely proud to have been part of some of golf’s special moments including Seve’s victories in the 1991 PGA Championship and of course Darren Clarke’s victory over Tiger Woods in the final of the 2000 WGC Accenture World Match Play. Following 6 years with Darren Clarke and 2 with Sergio Garcia, Billy recently caddied for 2009 Race to Dubai winner and World No.1 Lee Westwood – a partnership which proved very formidable.
A quiet Yorkshireman, Billy Foster is recognised throughout golf as a world class caddie and Tiger Woods “borrowed” him from Clarke for the Presidents Cup in 2005 when his caddie, Steve Williams was unavailable due to the arrival of his firstborn.
Tiger said, “I like his personality it’s very competitive. Very feisty!”
An extremely popular figure on Tour, Foster famously walked ‘with the tour bag on his back’ the 90 miles from Loch Lomond to Turnberry last year in aid of charity. Unsurprisingly Foster was rewarded the HSBC Caddie of the Year Award in 2009.
In 2018 Billy took on the bag for the young golfer Matt Fitzpatrick.