Leading players pay tributes to Scottish caddie Dave Renwick
By Press Association
Last Updated: 05/02/16 12:08pm
Many of the world's top players have paid tribute to Scottish caddie Dave Renwick, who has died at the age of 62 after a year-long battle with cancer.
Renwick, known in the game as 'Buddy', won five majors with three different players - three with Vijay Singh and one each with Jose Maria Olazabal and Steve Elkington.
As a mark of respect, players, caddies, media and officials wore black ribbons during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday.
Former Open champion Paul Lawrie tweeted: "Very sad to hear of Davy Renwick passing, a great guy and a great caddie. RIP my friend."
And fellow Scot Marc Warren added: "We play with a heavy heart today, but his memory will live on. A true legend of Scottish golf, gone but not forgotten."
Paul McGinley, Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Trevor Immelman and Justin Rose were among the players who also took to social media to express their condolences.
Renwick, who is survived by his wife, Ruth, and their children, turned to caddying after a spell as a rigger in the North Sea and landed his first major when Olazabal won the Masters in 1994.
He split with Olazabal shortly afterwards in a dispute over wages, but was on Elkington's bag as the Australian claimed the 1995 US PGA Championship at Riviera in Los Angeles, beating Colin Montgomerie in a play-off.
Renwick's best spell came with Singh, who won the US PGA in 1998, the Masters in 2000 and the US PGA again in 2004, shortly after which the Fijian became world number one for the first time.