Rory McIlroy has fired long-time caddie J.P. Fitzgerald. The report comes from Reuters, which cited a source familiar with the matter.
With Fitzgerald on the bag the past nine years, the 28-year-old McIlroy won each of his four major championships and rose to the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Just two weeks ago, McIlroy credited Fitzgerald for his recovery from a disastrous start at The Open Championship. After carding 5-over par on the front nine, McIlroy played the final 63 holes in 10-under to finish T4.
McIlroy is expected to have a new caddie this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. The firing is yet to be confirmed by McIlroy or his team.