Tommy Fleetwood’s caddie Ian Finnis hilariously fails to stop ball going into water despite being married to ex-England goalkeeper

THIS is the hilarious moment Tommy Fleetwood's caddie fails spectacularly at the one job he had to do.

Crouched in position, bag man Ian Finnis is ready to stop his boss' ball going into the water as he takes a drop during the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

 Tommy Fleetwood takes a drop with Ian Finnis in place to stop the ball going into the water

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Tommy Fleetwood takes a drop with Ian Finnis in place to stop the ball going into the water

But rather than keep it on dry land, Finnis misses completely – despite being married to ex-England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis!

At least Fleetwood, who was taking a drop on the par-five 14th hole of his third round after hitting into the drink, saw the funny side, laughing as he walked off.

The European Tour rubbed Everton fan Finnis' nose in it by tweeting the video with this message to Brown-Finnis: "Oh Fino. Back to the training ground, right @rach_brown1?"

Finnis himself joined in with the fun, posting: "Not even @rach_brown1 would of saved that leg spinner!! Happy not to end up in lake."

 Finnis misjudges the bounce and the ball escapes his grasp to tumble into the hazard

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Finnis misjudges the bounce and the ball escapes his grasp to tumble into the hazard
 At least Fleetwood saw the funny side to his bag man's error

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At least Fleetwood saw the funny side to his bag man's error

And Brown-Finnis, who won 82 caps for England between 1997 and 2013, replied herself with a emoji of a monkey covering its eyes and shocked cat.

Fleetwood eventually signed for a level par 72 to leave him five behind leader Tony Finau.

The American, who fired a two-under 70, sits three clear of a trio on ten under that includes England's Justin Rose and Masters champion Patrick Reed.

It was a nightmare finish for Rose, who could retake the world No 1 spot from Brooks Koepka with a win.

 Former Lionesses keeper Rachel Brown-Finnis laughed at her husband's dodgy ball-handling skills

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Former Lionesses keeper Rachel Brown-Finnis laughed at her husband's dodgy ball-handling skills

He dropped three shots on the final two holes – a double bogey on the par-three 17th the real cardwrecker – to leave him chasing Finau.

Ian Poulter is the next best Brit but he sits way back on two under after a disappointing two-over 74 in round three.

THIS is the hilarious moment Tommy Fleetwood's caddie fails spectacularly at the one job he had to do.