The Masters 2014: English amateur Matt Fitzpatrick takes caddie switch in his stride

Last Updated: 09/04/14 6:23pm

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Amateur Matt Fitzpatrick with new caddie Ricky Elliott

Amateur Matt Fitzpatrick with new caddie Ricky Elliott

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English amateur Matt Fitzpatrick has played down the significance of changing his caddie for the 2014 Masters.

The 19-year-old from Sheffield won the US Amateur title to earn his place at Augusta but will be playing without regular companion Lorne Duncan, who will not be allowed to caddie because of a row over footwear.

Duncan usually wears sandals due to a foot problem but has been told by tournament officials that this will not be accepted, resulting in Fitzpatrick switching to Ricky Elliott.

Fitzpatrick said: "It doesn't bother me. I'm very happy to be here and look forward to the week with an experienced caddie on the bag."

Elliott was selected on the advice of Lee Westwood's caddie Billy Foster and was quickly to work - securing Fitzpatrick a practice round with Rory McIlroy on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Victor Dubuisson, who will become just the ninth French golfer to compete in the Masters, has chosen experienced English caddie Mick Doran to help chart his way around the course.

Having separated from regular Argentine caddie Sergio Palma after a disappointing 62nd-place finish at Doral last month, there had been speculation the 23-year-old from Cannes would link up with Ernie Els' old bagman, Ricci Roberts.

But instead, he has opted for Doran, who has worked previously with the likes of Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke and Trevor Immelman, who won the Masters in 2008.

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