Former Ryder Cup star Jesper Parnevik TAKES OUT caddie on the Champions Tour

Billy Poore was caddying for Gene Sauers at the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic when he was knocked over by Jesper Parnevik in a golf cart.

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Sat, 17 Apr 2021
Former Ryder Cup star Jesper Parnevik TAKES OUT caddie on the Champions Tour

Gene Sauers almost found himself without a caddie for the weekend of the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic, as playing partner Jesper Parnevik accidentally ran into him on a golf cart.

Billy Poore was walking across a bridge during the first round at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida when the former European Ryder Cup player collided with him.

Fortunately, a cut to Poore's leg was the worst of his injuries and the clubs that he was carrying remained unhurt as well.

"I knocked his caddie off the bridge with my golf cart," said Parnevik, who posted an image of Poore's leg after the accident occurred.

"He even has the tire tracks on his leg."



The accident did not hinder Sauers' play in the tournament, as he shot a superb 6-under-par 66 to sit in tied 3rd place at the Chubb Classic.

"Yeah, it was a good round today. Like I say, we've had, what, five weeks off," said Sauers.

"I've been playing a little bit of golf and working on a few things. I was kind of a little rusty coming in here and I wasn't really too confident, but I just told myself just to take one shot at a time and just do the best I can.

"I hit some really bad, poor wedge shots on a couple holes, but other than that I putted pretty good. I've got to do a little more work on the range, I think, this afternoon and just try to get some more confidence building, but other than that, I played well and putted good."

1992 Masters champion Fred Couples shot a fantastic round of 9-under-par, with six birdies on the front nine, to lead the event after the first round.