Who Is Joaquin Niemann's Caddie?

A closer look at who's on the bag for Chilean golfer Joaquin Niemann

Joaquin Niemann and Gary Matthews
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Chilean golfer Joaquin Niemann's current bagman is Gary Matthews. He started caddying around 2003/2004 and has done so for some very high profile players in that span. 

The looper has worked with Tim Clark, Camilo Villegas, Sergio Garcia, Trevor Immelman, Anthony Kim, Brendan De Jonge, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, Luke Donald and Charl Schwartzel in the past.

Matthews, who resides in Dallas, Texas, says one of his greatest memories as a caddie is being involved in the Presidents Cup. This came in 2003 when the event was hosted in South Africa, the country he grew up in. 

Working with Clark, the pair played five matches and won two of them. That event was famous for it being a tie at 17 points each. Matthews mainly remembers it because he got to meet Nelson Mandela.

Caddie Gary Matthews with Sergio Garcia


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Matthews, who played college golf at the University of Arizona, is quite the player himself, playing to handicap of one. As well as being a bit of a foodie, he's also into his health and fitness, and enjoys running half and full marathons. 

The partnership with Matthews appeared to start just after the 2020 US Open, where Niemann had Dean Elliott on the bag. The pair had worked together for a while, including at the 2019 Presidents Cup, and Niemann's win at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in the same year.


Elliott (above) is another very experienced caddie who has worked with many a top player - Frank Nobilo, Stephen Ames, Philip Price, Louis Oosthuizen, Graham DeLaet, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald to name but a few.

Niemann, who resides in Jupiter, Florida, is now a LIV Golf player, and it's Matthews that he has on his bag as he embarks on this new chapter. 

Sam Tremlett
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.


Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer