Golf: Brad Beecher, caddie for world No. 1 Park In Bee, wins HSBC Caddie of the Year

Brad Beecher, caddie for women's golf world No. 1 Park In Bee for the last eight years, has been voted the HSBC Caddie of the Year.

The Australian won the award after a 2013 season in which he helped Park win the first three Majors of the year, and six tournament victories in total.

At the awards ceremony on Friday night in Chijmes, Beecher insisted that his award was 100 per cent down to Park, and that she had been a wonderful and caring employer from the moment they set out together in 2006.

Park, however, downplayed her contributions, preferring to pay tribute to Beecher's enthusiasm and organisational skills.

"Of the many people I would like to thank, I cannot forget Brad Beecher," she said. "He's much more than just a caddie for me. He has been one of my best friends throughout the many years I have been on the Tour. He has been next to me when I had to make tough decisions on the golf course and I cannot count how many times he saved me from taking poor shots.

"Whenever doubt creeps in, he's there and helps me commit to my shots. Without his support, I would not have performed at the level I have this year.Off the course, I never hear him complain when I ask him to do some tedious task. He gets along with my family and is even more thoughtful towards them than I am."

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