Since returning from the Covid-19 lockdown, Daniel Berger has been one of the game's most inform players, with victories at the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge and 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am earning the American a spot on the victorious US Ryder Cup side at Whistling Straits.
Although the success is down to Berger's immense play, his caddie, Josh Cassell, has also played a huge part in the American's recent victories. In this piece, find out more about Cassell here.
Who Is Daniel Berger's Caddie?
We believe that Cassell took on Berger's bag when golf returned from lockdown in June 2020, with the pair enjoying a number of successes throughout their relatively short career.
Cassell brings many years of experience to the role and has been caddying on the Tour since 2000. Previously, he has worked with professionals like Jason Dufner, Billy Horschel, John Senden, Paul Gow, Aaron Baddeley and Geoff Ogilvy.
Growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cassell has stated that the best part of being a caddie is "having the opportunity to make a difference in the players performance when trying to win a golf tournament."
Over his career, Cassell has claimed multiple wins whilst on the bag, with one of his proudest being John Senden's victory at the Valspar Championship in 2014. Another notable victory for Cassell came in 2017 when, having missed the cut with Billy Horschel at the 2017 Players Championship, the caddie predicted that they would win a week later at the AT&T Byron Nelson, which is exactly what happened, with Horschel managing to defeat Jason Day in a playoff.
As well as Cassell, Berger has worked with other caddies in the past, with the likes of Grant Berry and Lance Bennett previously caddying for the American.
During Berger's victories at the 2016 and 2017 FedEx St Jude Classic, Berry was on the bag for the American, with Berry also appearing at the 2017 President's Cup where Berger claimed two points out of a possible three that week.
Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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