PGA Tour player Marc Leishman said that his caddie, Matt Kelly, wasn't to blame for the bagman brawl Thursday between Kelly and James Nitties's caddie, Grant Buchanan, at the Australian Open, according to Michael Chammas of the Sydney Morning Herald.
"I don't think me or Matty have got anything to worry about," Leishman said.
"I was there and he (Kelly) didn't do anything.
"He stood there, copped what he got and didn't do anything apart from that. I was proud of him, to be honest."
Fairfax Media saw punches being thrown before the pair fell to the ground and continued wrestling in front of players and spectators.
The men were eventually separated, but not before Kelly sustained a cut above his lip and was forced to leave the course to wash the blood from his face.
"Matt was a good friend of mine, [or] so I thought,'' Buchanan said. ''He said some things that offended me and I approached him to clarify it and clear the air, and he pretty much laughed in my face."according to the Associated Press
Tournament director Andrew Langford-Jones said decision on any disciplinary action would be determined within a week.RELATED PHOTOS: Famous Player-Caddie Combinatons | Celebrities as Caddies (Photo: Marc Leishman won the 2012 Travelers Championship; Carlos M. Saavedra/SI)
"Our members in no way condone this behavior, and we are saddened the incident has drawn attention away from this great tournament," he said.