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Tommy Fleetwood is a multiple DP World Tour winner and European Ryder Cup star, but who is his caddie?

Ian Finnis has been working as Tommy Fleetwood’s caddie since back in 2016 when the Englishman was struggling with his game.

Fleetwood turned to Finnis, a friend he became close with when rising through the ranks in the amateur game, to become his new bagman.

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Finnis had worked as an assistant pro at Formby Hall near Southport, where Fleetwood grew up, but would soon be travelling around the world as the player’s looper.

Fleetwood had worked on his game alongside Finnis back in the amateur days on Merseyside and quickly benefitted from having someone so familiar carrying his bag.

Finnis had initially agreed to join Fleetwood’s team on a temporary basis, but he is still working as his caddie permanently and the duo share one of the closest caddie-player relationships on the PGA Tour.

And Fleetwood has enjoyed great success with Finnis by his side, most notably winning the 2017 Race to Dubai title.

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Finnis, whose wife Rachel Brown-Finnis was a goalkeeper for England, is a popular figure on tour and set up a GoFundMe page to help his fellow caddies on the European circuit during the coronavirus crisis in 2020.

Players and caddies provided items to memorabilia to raffle off and over £12,500 was raised as extra support for caddies who were not earning money during the pandemic.

Fleetwood and Finnis are still chasing their maiden major title, and Fleetwood has come close with runner up finishes in the 2018 US Open and 2019 Open Championship.

At the 2024 Masters, Fleetwood was forced into a late caddie change after Finnis was unable to travel and said he “has not been well all year.”

Whilst it is unknown when Fleetwood’s caddie will return, it looks unlikely that will be anytime soon. In an Instagram post, Finnis revealed the reason behind his absence.

He wrote: “Open heart surgery done! Massive thanks to all the NHS staff. The road to recovery has started.”

“Thanks for all the love.”

Fleetwood opted for local bagman Grey Moore, the former caddie master at Augusta National with 30 years’ experience, to be his caddie at the tournament.

He then thanked LIV Golf star and former Ryder Cup teammate Ian Poulter for “lending” his caddie David Clark to use for the PGA Championship at Valhalla.

“I spoke to Poults and he was great about it,” Fleetwood said. “Clarky worked last week and is here this week and hopefully will be at the US Open next month. It doesn’t conflict with Poults’ schedule so all good.”

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