It really is as simple as the headline suggests.
English amateur Matt Fitzpatrick will have to play at the US Masters this week without experienced caddie Lorne Duncan – because he wears sandals!
Duncan worked with Fitzpatrick as he won the US Amateur title last year to earn his spot at Augusta.
But tournament officials say the sandals he wears due to a foot problem are not allowed.
And that means Fitzpatrick will now go into his Masters debut with a new caddie, leading Duncan to slam tournament organisers on Twitter:
@MichaelClayto15 apparently aesthetics are more important then people.
— Lorne Duncan (@slamdunk58) April 7, 2014
What a ridiculous rule to deny a man who has obviously worked hard to be at golf’s biggest event.