PETALING JAYA: Anthony Kang showed the human side of golf yesterday. He gave up the chance to make a second appearance in the Majors after his caddie went into fits midway in the second round of the British Open Asian Zone International Final Qualifying at the Saujana Golf and Country Club yesterday.
Anthony was through nine holes with a one-over on his card when Rashidi Kamal had a seizure.
Security officials brought the situation under control and restrained Rashidi. But a shaken Anthony decided not to continue.
The South Korea-born golfer, who has gained American citizenship, had a first-round score of one-under 71 and he was in with a chance to claim one of the four qualifying spots.
But Anthony decided that it was not worth fighting on.
“I wanted to make sure that my caddie was all right. It was no point playing on when my mind was not there,” he said.
“I was more worried for him. He had been my caddie whenever I am in this part of the region since 1998. It was the first time that this has happened.”
The 32-year-old qualified for the US Open three years ago and played all four rounds.