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Caddies fight at Australian Open practice area

CBSSports.com wire reports
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SYDNEY -- Golf officials are investigating a fight between the caddies of two Australian players near the practice chipping area at The Lakes before the first round of the Australian Open.

PGA Tour of Australasia officials said on Friday that Grant Buchanan and Matt Kelly, the caddies of James Nitties and Marc Leishman respectively, had to be separated after coming to blows as their players prepared for their opening round.

The caddies were interviewed by tour officials and could face disciplinary action.

Tournament director Andrew Langford-Jones said "we've spoken to those involved and we still need to speak to a few more people."

Leishman had a 2-under-par 70 on Thursday, four strokes behind leader John Senden. Nitties shot 77.

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