British Open 2012: Luke Donald Gives Caddie Day Off

On Friday, Luke Donald put together an impressive performance during the second day of 2012 British Open when he shot a 68, which was two strokes better than his first round on Thursday.

The only difference between the days was that Donald used a replacement caddie during his second round because John McLaren (Donald's regular bag master) was excused from his duties in order to be in attendance for the birth of his first child.

Gareth Lord acted as McLaren's fill-in and was available because Robert Karlsson (Lord's regular employeer) withdrew from the tournament earlier this week. Donald and Lord have teamed up together in the past, so it wasn't unusual for either one to do their job.

That means that McLaren will have plenty of time to enjoy his new-born daughter.

Via SB Nation:

"For me that was an important thing in my life to be around for [the birth of a child], especially your first one, and enjoy that experience," Donald said. "But I know what he's like. He's very passionate about his job, as well, and he'll get back here when he's ready."

Stick with this StoryStream for leaderboard updates, tee times, news and more from the 2012 British Open. For all things golf, be sure to check out SB Nation's golf hub.

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