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No surprise - Sunesson to caddie for Garcia

Sergio Garcia'snew caddie will be Fanny Sunesson, the two having agreed to work together for the first time at Tiger Woods' new tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona, from Dec 29 to Jan 2.

Garcia, who is playing in the first round of the Million Dollar Challenge, said that more than 30 caddies had applied to work for him and that he had chosen Sunesson on the grounds that everything he had heard about her was good. "She is very professional, very loyal and she works hard," he said.

The 19-year-old Spaniard first made contact with the Swedish bag-carrier a fortnight ago when he learnt that she had left Nick Faldo because she felt the time was right for a change. Since then, they have had a couple more phone calls and exchanged e-mail.

When, finally, Garcia rang Sunesson, 31, with the good news, she said that she would do her best - "and hopefully, it will be a long relationship".

Before they knew that Sunesson was the chosen one, the other caddies were all saying that if they were to get the job, they would see it as something of a mixed blessing. Their feeling was that if Garcia was anything like the norm, he would chop and change caddies several times over the next few years before settling on a long-term companion.

For Sunesson, one of only a handful of modern caddies who still do their own yardages rather than rely on the yardage books sold at tournament sites, working for Garcia will offer a very different challenge to working for Faldo.