WATCH: 'Get On With It' - Billy Foster Hurries Up Matt Fitzpatrick

On the 13th hole at Augusta National, Billy Foster didn't mince his words as he told Matt Fitzpatrick to get on with his second shot

Foster and Fitzpatrick walk the fairway
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Billy Foster is one of the most recognisable caddies on the professional tour having caddied for the likes of Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros and Lee Westwood. Now on the bag for Englishman, Matt Fitzpatrick, the duo have made a very good team, with the 27-year-old securing multiple top 10 finishes, as well as a win at Valderrama last season.

During the second round of The Masters though, the pair had a slight squabble at the par 5 13th, with Fitzpatrick being told by his caddie to "get on with it." 

Undecided on whether to lay up or not, the Englishman looked unsure on a yardage that had been given by Foster. Stepping back from the ball, Fitzpatrick questioned the chat, which forced the straight talking caddie to say: "We've both thought about it and decided it's the right play so get on with it."

The quip resulted in the player to ask: "Oh sorry, are you in a rush?" To which Foster responded: "No, there's no rush."

The pace of play at The Masters had been questioned after the first round, with players taking around five-and-a-half hours to complete their 18 holes. However, with Foster, it was quite the contrast, with the Englishman telling his boss to get on with it.

Following the humorous moment, Fitzpatrick would go on to make a par at the par 5, with the Englishman remaining relatively steady throughout the remainder of his second round at Augusta National.

Foster is arguably one of the most experienced caddies on the Tour, with the Englishman caddying at many, many Majors and Ryder Cups. One famous story involves Foster at the Ryder Cup where he slid some sheets of toilet paper to Tiger Woods in a toilet cubicle, with the caddie saying "Europe one-up" whilst he did so.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x