A much-loved caddie from the Bradford District is celebrating an historic win today, after reigning US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick defeated Jordan Spieth in a thrilling play-off last night to win his first regular PGA Tour title in the RBC Heritage.

Billy Foster, who was born in Keighley and now lives in Eldwick, has been a right-hand man of distinction for years, striking up famed partnerships with the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood.

But Foster's recent success has come with a fellow Yorkshireman, Sheffield golfer Fitzpatrick.

Both Foster, a Bingley St Ives Golf Club member, and Fitzpatrick enjoyed their greatest moment together last June, when the latter won the US Open by a single stroke from Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris.

As well as being 27-year-old Fitzpatrick's first major, it was also the first time Foster had been on the bag for one.

It was a long-overdue reward for the Keighley man, who began caddying as a teenager way back in 1983.

Their partnership has shown no sign of slowing down since, with Fitzpatrick's RBC Heritage success by far and away their highlight of 2023 so far.

The pair combined well at The Masters earlier this month though, with Fitzpatrick finishing in a tie for 10th, and will be looking to bag a second major together next month at The PGA Championship.

Fitzpatrick's US Open defence will be in mid-June in Los Angeles, before he heads to Royal Liverpool for The Open, the fourth and final major of the year.