Matthew Fitzpatrick’s caddy, Billy Foster: This has put a lot of bad memories to bed

Matthew Fitzpatrick has achieved the dream he has long dreamed of, and that is to win the US Open. He showed quality throughout the tournament, he was the best when he was most needed, and it is certain that this will be his motive for many more titles. One of those who have the greatest credit for his success is Matt Fitzpatrick’s caddy, Billy Foster, who was his biggest support.

“Billy had been saying for a while, the time will come,” Fitzpatrick said for skysports. “You’re playing so well. Just keep doing what you’re doing. It will come. It will happen.’

“I put myself in position after two rounds and then played well yesterday. I just really believed this could be the time.

“For whatever reason, because of my success here before, it just felt like this was the time.”

Billy Foster on Fitzpatrick’s win

Majors is what Foster has been waiting for, and now his dream has come true, just like Fitzpatrick. He praised Fitzpatrick who played brilliantly.

“Unbelievably emotional. Forty years caddying; I knew somebody would get that giant monkey off my back. It was a gorilla, never mind a monkey!

“He played absolutely brilliantly. He did my head in by missing a few short putts, but he didn’t need to win by four, did he? One was good enough.”

His victory made Foster forget all those bad moments before. This success will be celebrated for a long time.

“It means a lot. Obviously, Westy [Westwood], Darren Clarke, Seve, they had their chances over the years, Thomas Bjorn I was caddying for that day when he left it in the bunker at Sandwich [2003 Open] and that really hurt – I thought about it every day for six months, it broke my heart.

“But that has put a lot of bad memories to bed. It means everything to me.”