I just met Jose Manuel Lara coming off the ninth green in Portrush. He has his jaded missus following him tugging his tour bag on a trolley. You all know by know the story about his now ex-caddie Mathias Vinson, trying to hide an illegal 15th club in bushes. He pretended he was ducking into the bushes to take a leak but made the fatal mistake of bringing the golf bag with him!
So I asked Jose how he was feeling now about the whole situation?
“I feel sorry for him. He is a very good guy, it was just a silly thing. I just have to carry on. I’m meeting my new caddie later.”
Lara had no idea that there were 15 clubs in the bag and was intimating through his words that Vinson was just really naive to do what he did. If he was really a bad guy, he could so easily just have said nothing and chances are nobody would have noticed the 15 clubs in the bag. It happens more often then you might think.