Who Is Jon Rahm’s Caddie?

The 2023 Masters Champion has had the same person on his bag for the past eight years, but who is Jon Rahm's caddie?

Who is Jon Rahm's Caddie? Jon Rahm with Caddie Adam Hayes on the tee at a LIV Golf Event
Jon Rahm's long-serving caddie has been with the Spaniard throughout his meteoric rise...
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Jon Rahm has made real waves in the game of golf in recent years, famously winning the Masters and more recently becoming the most high-profile signing on the LIV Golf Tour.

The Spaniard also won the 2021 US Open, and has accumulated 20 professional wins in total. Being a champion is about more than just playing good golf, however, and having a great team by your side certainly helps. So, with that in mind, who is Jon Rahm's caddie?

Who Is Jon Rahm's Caddie?

Jon Rahm and Adam Hayes started working together in September 2016, at Silverado Country Club. At the time, Rahm was 126th in the world, but now he is a two-time Major winner, a former World No.1 and a modern-day Ryder Cup hero.

The pair achieved their first win together at the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open, at Torrey Pines, before ascending to the World No.1 spot in 2020.

Hayes studied at the University of Central Florida before becoming a caddie through the LPGA Tour. In his career he has carried the bags of some great players, including Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner, Russell Henley, Vaughan Taylor and Ben Crane.

A particular highlight in his stellar career to date came with Jonathan Byrd, when Byrd made a hole-in-one on the fourth play-off hole to win the 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Jon Rahm with Caddie Adam Hayes at The 2023 Masters Tournament

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But it is with Rahm where he has enjoyed some incredible success.

"I think the most important thing to understand with (Adam) is he wants to win as much as I want to win, and that’s the beauty of it.” Rahm said. “Adam is amazing. I think what’s made it work so well early on, the best way I can say it is we’re both no-BS guys. 

"If you have something to tell me, tell me to my face, and it’s reciprocal. So he will tell me if he has something to tell me, and I will tell him if I have something to tell him. Besides the obvious chemistry and friendship that we have, I think the honesty and willingness to work is what makes it work so well and why we’ve made such a good team."

Jon Rahm with Caddie Adam Hayes at a LIV Golf event

Hayes has followed Jon Rahm to LIV Golf, where the Spaniard now captains his team, Legion XIII.

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For Hayes, he loves Rahm's on-course spirit.

“The best caddies are guys that just are almost like chameleons. They can read people’s personalities and learn their tendencies, and they don’t try and change people, and I’ve never tried changing Jon or anybody that I’ve ever worked for. Jon is who Jon is. 

"He’s a very competitive guy on the course and a lot of people take that the wrong way when he gets mad, but that’s just something that he’s had to figure out on his own, and I’ve never judged him for it and I never will. So I think that I’ve never tried to coddle or pamper the guys I’ve worked for but you hold guys accountable.”

For more content on the Major winning Spaniard, take a look at Rahm's what's in the bag page, or who his wife Kelley Cahill is.

Mark Townsend
Contributing editor

Mark has worked in golf for over 20 years having started off his journalistic life at the Press Association and BBC Sport before moving to Sky Sports where he became their golf editor on skysports.com. He then worked at National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer where he was the deputy editor and he has interviewed many of the leading names in the game, both male and female, ghosted columns for the likes of Robert Rock, Charley Hull and Dame Laura Davies, as well as playing the vast majority of our Top 100 GB&I courses. He loves links golf with a particular love of Royal Dornoch and Kingsbarns. He is now a freelance, also working for the PGA and Robert Rock. Loves tour golf, both men and women and he remains the long-standing owner of an horrific short game. He plays at Moortown with a handicap of 6.