PGA Keizer University Golf Professor Ken Martin is caddying for his longtime friend and two-time Major League Champion Sandy Lyle at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. This is the sixth time Martin has been in Lyle's bag at The Masters, which Sandy won in 1988, and this also marks Lyle's 40 appearance at The Masters.
"I am excited about the opportunity and honored to be asked to be Sandy's caddy in what is considered one of the premier golf events," said Martin. Martin continued: "Walking alongside a world-class player, planning strategy and being an integral part of the competitive team is a unique and rewarding experience." Lyle's best performance with Martin in the bag was in 2009, when he finished tied for 20th place his best result since 1993.
Lyle turned pro in 1977 and was a medalist in the 1977 European Tour Qualifying School. He won his first professional tournament in 1978 at the Nigerian Open and was recognized as the European Tour Rookie of the Year that season. He won his first major tournament, The Open Championship, in 1985 at the Royal St. George's and was a member of five European Ryder Cup teams from 1979 to 1987. He also won the prestigious 1987 Tournament Players Championship. they attribute 32 victories worldwide on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the Japan Golf Tour and the European Senior Tour. Upon his 50th birthday in 2008, Lyle competed in the PGA Tour Champions and the European Senior Tour, where he won the 2011 ISPS Senior World Championship in China.
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