Caddies are equally important in the game of golf. They may not be able to take part as a player, but give insights, instruction and help the golfer about the shots , weather and status of wind . Without a good caddy its difficult for any golfer to win an event or to compete with some of the best golfers.
Caddies are often viewed as teenagers earning spending money during their summers . But caddying for a PGA Tour member is an entirely different animal.
Top caddies can make seven-figures and 10 of them made at least $600,000 in 2014.
Just check the list that we pick about ten caddies who earn a handsome amount from the events + tournament winning share .
1) Micah Fugitt ($1.57 million)
Micah Fugitt caddies for Billy Horschel. When Horschel won the Tour Championship last September to clinch the FedEx Cup, He paid 10 percent of his haul. This made Fugitt a millionaire. Horschel is known to show his gratitude to people who help him. Fugitt said that he experienced a wide range of emotions when he got the money. He said he was shocked and happy. This amazing caddie plans to set up college funds for his two children.
2) J P Fitzgerald ($1.48 million)
JP Fitzgerald’s player Rory McIlroy was a teenager when the pair partnered in 2008. He was ranked outside the top 150. In 2014, Northern Irish professional golfer McIlroy won four events and $14 million. Fitzgerald is definitely pleased with his player’s performance.
3) Ted Scott ($900,000)
Ted Scott is American professional golfer Bubba Watson’s caddie. He has been on Bubba’s bag since 2006. Bubba Watson has won the Master’s Tournament in 2012 and 2014. He reached a career high second place (Official World Golf Ranking) in February 2015.
4) Gareth Lord ($725,000)
Gareth Lord caddies for Swedish professional golf player Henrik Stenson, who plays both on the PGA and European Tours. He won the FedEx Cup in 2013. Gareth received 10 percent cut of his player’s $10 million winner’s prize money. He bought himself a Ferrari with the money.
5) Mark Fulcher ($720,000)
Mark Fulcher’s player Henrik Stenson has earned $23 million in prize money the last three years. This has definitely boosted Fulcher’s bank balance. Rose in the fifth-ranked player in the world, but Mark has regularly caddied for a #1 in Laura Davies. Laura Davies is an English professional golfer.
6) Mike “Fluff” Cowan ($700,000)
Mike is American professional golfer Jim Furyk’s caddie. He became famous as Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tour caddie before they parted ways in 1999. Looping for Jim has been profitable the last couple of years for Mike. Jim made around $8 million in the year 2014. Tiger Woods made less than Cowan.
7) Neil Wallace ($695,000)
Neil Wallace caddies for Sergio Garcia, a professional golfer from Spain. Sergio finished 2014 ranked fifth in the world. This is his best position since the year 2008. Neil Wallace was out at the end of 2014 despite the pair’s success. Currently Glen Murray is Garcia’s caddie.
8) Andy Sanders ($680,000)
Andy Sanders is American professional golfer Jimmy Walker’s caddie. He has been with Jimmy since 2007, including for two tournament wins in 2014. Walker won three times in the first eight events of the 2014 PGA Tour season. He won his maiden PGA Tour event at the 2013 Frys.com Open.
9) Lance Bennett ($650,000)
Lance Bennett and American professional golfer Matt Kuchar have been together for nine years. Lance lost his wife Angela in August 2014. He returned to caddie for his player the very next month.
10) Craig Connelly ($625,000)
Craig Connelly caddies for German professional golfer Martin Kaymer. He was Martin’s caddie in 2010 when he won the PGA Championship.
So now you know that even caddies are pros in their field !Posted on: 10-Jun-2016