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The 2022 US Open champion, Matt Fitzpatrick, has quickly become one of the top players on the PGA Tour – but who is his caddie?

Carrying Matt Fitzpatrick’s bag is legendary looper Billy Foster, who helped Fitzpatrick to his first major triumph at Brookline.

The Yorkshireman became Fitzpatrick’s caddie in 2019 following his split with compatriot Lee Westwood, and the pair have enjoyed plenty of success.

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Foster is one of the most recognised caddies on tour but was already renowned for his work with Seve Ballesteros, Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjork, Darren Clarke and Tiger Woods.

His experience on the biggest stage has no doubt aided Fitzpatrick.

Foster began caddying for South African, Hugo Baiocchi, before taking Gordon Brand Junior’s bag to get his first taste of the Ryder Cup action.

His caddying career has spanned over 40 years, but Fitzpatrick’s first major success was also Foster’s, despite plenty of near misses with some golf’s greatest players.

However, Foster deserves his recognition as he has racked up more than 40 wins on the bag and has been to 14 Ryder Cups and a Presidents Cup.

Fitzpatrick and Foster are well-known for having a humorous relationship on and off the course, but the caddie has also described his fellow Englishman as ‘the best professional I have ever worked for’.

After the 2022 PGA Championship, Fitzpatrick told fans where he has best developed since having Foster on his bag.

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He said: “I think that’s the one thing that I’ve learnt more and more certainly over the last few years, particularly with Billy on the bag as well, is just to stay patient and the birdies will come.”

Fitzpatrick also works with two coaches as he looks to continue his rapid ascent towards the top of the game.

Mike Walker has worked for the Sheffield native for several years, while Pete Cowen has worked for some of the best golfers in the world including Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka.

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