Jul
26
2010
Richard S. Johnson Wins With Fanatical Swedish Radio DJ on the Bag
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Some have likened the man — who appears to be pouncing on Richard S. Johnson after clinching the win at the Scandinavian Masters — to Tarzan. Others have called him the Geico Caveman. But he’s actually Anders Timell, a Swedish Radio DJ and 3.5 handicap, who was moonlighting as Johnson’s caddie for the week while his regular looper, Lance Ten Broeck, played in the British Senior Open instead.

Ten Broeck failed to qualify for weekend play at the British Senior, and my, that’s one expensive cut to miss with his boss winning his second European Tour event of his career and fourth professional tournament.

Meanwhile, Johnson drained a 30-footer on the 18th green to avoid a playoff against Argentina’s Rafa Echenique and to become only the second home winner of the Scandinavian Masters in its 12-year history.

“It’s one of the sweetest things I’ve ever done,” Johnson said. “Just to come up the 17th and 18th is magical. This is a huge tournament to win for a Swede and I’m speechless right now. It’s epic.”

Epic — like the celebration Timell staged with his raving lunatic act after Johnson secured the victory.

It’s unclear where Johnson, a native Swede, met Timell, other than perhaps during a late night clubbing in Stockholm, but the two are friends and obviously meshed well together on the course. (Now that’s one victory celebration I’d like to attend.)

I’m intrigued with this Timell guy. He has a Twitter account, but naturally, it’s in Swedish. Care to translate, anyone? Oh, there’s also this YouTube video — a big hat tip to Golfweek‘s Sean Martin for the priceless find.

Maybe he should consider looking into a full-time gig as a bag man?

[AP Photo/Scanpix/Niklas Larsson]