Splitsville! Another high-profile player-caddie combo calls it quits

Henrik Stenson

The high-profile player-caddie splits keep on coming.

Hot on the heels of Lee Westwood and Lexi Thompson calling it quits with their long-standing loopers, Henrik Stenson has confirmed that he and Gareth Lord have also gone their separate ways.

“We decided a little while ago that we were looking at maybe taking a break,” said the Swede following his second round at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

• Have you heard about our latest great subs offer? Right this way...

• Warren survives late rules drama to regain European Tour card

Scott Vail, who split with Brandt Snedeker after 12 years together at the start of the year, is on the 42-year-old’s bag in Dubai this week – although Stenson refused to shut the door completely on reuniting with Lord.

Henrik Stenson Gareth Lord

“You never know, we might be back out there together, but for now, it's Scotty that's caddying,” he said.

Stenson and Lord, who last worked together at the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, joined forces in 2013.

• Rory hits back at McGinley's criticism

• OPINION: Why Rory doesn't owe the European Tour anything

That same year, the Swede won both the Race to Dubai and FedEx Cup. The highlight of their time together, however, came in 2016, when Stenson outlasted Phil Mickelson in a thrilling duel at Royal Troon to win the Open – his first major victory and the first by any Swedish male.

Golf News

11 easy ways to keep your game in shape this winter
John Daly pens deal with little-known shoe brand
Tony Jacklin can’t believe this rule hasn’t been changed
Outspoken TV host reacts after golf club's £65m sale
It's not too late to give the gift of bunkered this Christmas!

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick tips with Denis Pugh and Peter Barber See all videos right arrow

play button
Keep your left arm straight
Watch
play button
Stand taller at address says Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
Good timing is the key to good striking
Watch
play button
How to make a consistent backswing
Watch
See all videos right arrow