Fanny Sunesson: The first female caddy to win a major

Fanny Sunesson: The first female caddy to win a major

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But to merely remember Sweden’s Fanny Sunesson as the first is to overlook the fact she was also for a time the best.

Standing by Nick Faldo’s side throughout the 1990s, Sunesson guided the legendary English golfer to four major titles.

The caddy went on to work with other European stars including Sergio Garcia and compatriot Henrik Stenson — guiding the Swede to the 2007 World Match Play Championship and 2009 Players Championship — before retiring in 2012.

In at the deep end

After over two decades at the top, it’s hard to believe a teenage Sunesson initially envisaged caddying for a matter of months, thinking of it “as a chance to see the world.”

Everything changed in late 1989 when…



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