Legendary caddie Fanny Sunesson looping at Lytham Trophy

Ronan MacNamara

Nick Faldo swings as his Caddie Fanny Sunesson watches during The 2002 Masters Tournament (Photo by Augusta National/Getty Images)

Most elite amateurs don’t have a caddie, some might lean on the knowledge of a local member or take a family member or friend to man the golf bag for a championship. But to walk the fairways with a four-time major winning caddie is unheard of at amateur level.

Step forward Frank Kennedy who was spotted at the 57th Lytham Trophy without his golf bag only for legendary looper Fanny Sunesson to be seen striding along the fairways with a black Taylormade stand bag wrapped around her shoulders.

The Swedish caddie is best known for a prolific spell on Nick Faldo’s bag as the pair won four major championships over a nine-year period including two Masters and two Open Championships.


Sunesson then picked up the bag for Sergio Garcia during an ill-fated eight tournament stint in 1999 before coming out of retirement twice to caddie for Adam Scott at the 2018 Open Championship in Carnoustie and for fellow Swede Henrik Stenson at the 2019 Masters.

English born Kennedy is listed under the stars and stripes of the United States as he plays out of Trump National Jupiter. Kennedy holds a World Amateur Golf Ranking of 140 and won the Portuguese International Amateur Championship last June.

The teenager is making his debut in the Lytham Trophy at Royal Lytham & St Annes and opened his campaign with a level-par 70 which left him two shots off the overnight lead which was held by Ireland’s Joshua Hill and Jack Murphy.


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