Luke Donald needs a new caddie after his old one fired him
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Luke Donald needs a new caddie after his old one fired him

Luke Donald is looking for a new caddie after his now-old one, John McLaren, fired him.

It doesn't usually work out that way, but the former world No. 1 said at the British Masters that's exactly the case.

“It was more his decision than mine," Donald said after an opening-round 67, according to the Daily Mirror. "I was a little surprised. Now I am looking for someone who is energetic, upbeat and brings a good energy to the round.”

Asked why he quit, McLaren, who had worked for Donald for the last six years, didn't go into specifics.

“I just felt that it had run its course," he said. "There were just a couple of things that I don’t need to go into that made me feel it was time for a change.”

Donald, who began the year ranked 33rd in the world, is now 66th. He stopped working with his collegiate golf coach, Pat Goss, in 2014 to work with Chuck Cook. Last November, Donald returned to Goss and has recently been showing signs of returning to form. Until not making the final day of last week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Donald had made his last 12 worldwide cuts in a row.

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