Caddie fight!

James Nitties
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James Nitties wasn't involved, but his caddie and another caddie came to blows before the first round of the Australian Open.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, December 06, 2012 | 6:22 p.m.

While the media was focused on Adam Scott's putter situation yesterday at the Australian Open, they overlooked one other bit of news.

There was a caddie fight!

Caddies Grant Buchanan and Matt Kelly had to be separated after coming to blows as their players prepared for the opening round at The Lakes Golf Course, PGA Tour of Australasia officials said Friday (Thursday afternoon in the United States). Buchanan caddies for James Nitties, while Kelly works for Marc Leishman.

"We've spoken to those involved and we still need to speak to a few more people," said Australian Open Tournament Director Andrew Langford-Jones. Tour officials have interviewed both caddies, and said they could face disciplinary action.

No word yet on what the disagreement was about, or exactly how big the brouhaha was.