Posted October 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Nick WatneyOmar Uresti
When heat stroke felled his caddie late in the first round of the CIMB Classic, Nick Watney's wife Amber stepped in to help. His eventual win Sunday in the $6.1 tournament was a long way off when she volunteered to pick up the bag when regular caddie Chad Reynolds was taken to the first-aid room and put on an I-V drip at the steamy Mines Resort. She isn't a golfer and admits she doesn't have a clue about how to read a yardage book, but she gave plenty of moral support when she heaved the bag on the 18th hole and walked with her husband to the end of his first round Thursday. Watney used a local caddie for the second round Friday, then Reynolds was fit enough to return for work on the weekend. Amber Watney said as the daughter of a seasoned tour caddie, she was willing to negotiate on the fees after her husband won the $1.3 million first prize. Watney narrowly missed out on a 59 in the last round when he bogeyed the last hole. Perhaps it'll come into Watney's ...
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