Curtis’ caddy still has head in the clouds

British Open championship-winning caddie Andy Sutton admits his head is ‘still in the clouds’ as he returns to work for John Bickerton in the Nissan Irish Open today.

Sutton had never heard of Ben Curtis, ranked 396th in the world prior to the Open, before agreeing to pick up his bag and carry it all the way to an astonishing victory at Sandwich.

"I'm still numb and I have to keep pinching myself ," said Sutton.

Just to remind him it was real life and not a dream , he has brought photos of Curtis and him with the Claret Jug from Sunday night's celebrations to Dublin.

"I feel a bit sorry for John this week because I've been the one getting all the congratulations since I got here," added Sutton, just as Bickerton reminded him that they had to get to the tee to begin the pro-am at Portmarnock.

"It was just unbelievable and I hope I can link up with Ben again, maybe at some of the end-of-season events he's now qualified for. That would be really great."

Curtis, who has been using a friend as his regular caddie in his rookie season in America, has guaranteed invitations to the HSBC World Match Play at Wentworth in October and the PGA Grand Slam in Hawaii in December a tournament restricted to this season's four majors winners.

Sutton is happy to let it be known that he is available!

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