Pedro Linhart, Adri Arnaus’ caddie is facing a situation this week that he has already experienced when he was a player, twenty-three years ago. The last time the Open de España was held at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, in 1996, Linhart had already won on the Challenge Tour and looked ready to do the same on the European Tour.
However, that Sunday things did not turn out as the Canary Islander had hoped. For the first time that week he failed to break 70, a level-par round was not enough to catch Padraig Harrington and he had to settle for a share of fourth position with Mathias Grönberg, Eduardo Romero and Sam Torrance.
This year, with Arnaus’ bag over his shoulder, it appears as if the Canary Islander’s experience is proving to be an essential tool as his ‘boss’ seeks to hold on to the lead and for Linhart to have a chance on Sunday to get a taste, albeit from the other side of the bag, of victory at the Open de España.