Former Formula One team owner Eddie Jordan has been spreading his wings in the months since selling up to Russian Alex Shnaider and, this weekend, will add another experience to his range of 'life skills'.

Having already dabbled in the movie world, as producer of a film, currently in production, called Sucking Diesel, the ebullient Irishman was take a more subservient role in Munich this weekend, when he acts as caddie to world-class golfer Paul McGinley at the BMW International Open.

Neither man, however, sees the weekend as a publicity stunt, as Irishman McGinley, who currently lies sixth in the European money list, is out to strengthen his chances of qualifying for next month's World Match Play Championship.

"The World Match Play is a tournament I've not played in before and, at the moment, I am in a strong position to qualify this year," McGinley told Reuters, "I need a strong week to capitalise. Eddie is used to dealing with drivers and egos and all that sort of thing and he will be good for me. This is not just a jaunt."

McGinley finished in a share of third place at last weekend's US-based WGC-NEC Invitational, but took the joint decision with regular caddie Darren Reynolds that this was the weekend to follow through on a long-standing offer to Jordan.

"The [racing] analogy is there," Jordan said,. "We've got to do this for 72 laps, not 70 - and you cannot afford to spin in the middle of the 70th lap!"

 

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