MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND | At the start of this week’s AIG Women’s British Open, when there were too many members of the media huddled about the latest players in the scoring area, an obvious alternative was to chat to the caddies. Usually, on such occasions, they will do no more than echo what the girls themselves are saying. But on Thursday there was one who gave an intriguing glimpse into his own life.
Sho Kimura, caddie to Minami Katsu, was hanging around waiting for his employer to finish her conversation with the massed ranks of the Japanese press and, since that little party were consumed with giggles, the question had to be asked of Sho if his player was always that cheerful. Sho’s reply, delivered in unexpectedly fluent English, was along the lines that she laughed all the time, even on the course. And on those occasions when she was not laughing, he would do his best to keep her amused, which was what she wanted of him.
The lad’s English encouraged further conversation, and before too long he revealed that his caddying c...
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