Who Is Robert MacIntyre's Caddie?

Get to know the man who is currently carrying the bag for Scotland's Robert MacIntyre

Robert MacIntyre's Caddie
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Who is Robert MacIntyre’s caddie?

Robert MacIntyre has quickly established himself as one of the stars of the DP World Tour and recently claimed his first professional win at the 2020 Aphrodite Cyprus Hills Showdown. Thanks to his steady rise up the professional ranks since turning pro in 2017, the popular Scotsman made his first appearance at the Masters in 2021, going on to make the cut by three shots. But who has he got on the bag? Let’s take a look.

Who Is Robert MacIntyre's Caddie?

Having worked with Irishman Greg Milne since turning pro, the Scotsman opted to change caddies following the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot, describing it as “one of the hardest decisions” of his life.

Although they remain “great mates”, MacIntyre felt the time was right to make a change and now has fellow Scot Mike Thomson on the bag.

MacIntyre and Milne enjoyed a successful stint together, with the Scot’s tied-sixth finish at the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush no doubt one of the highlights. It was at that tournament that MacIntyre had an infamous bust-up with American Kyle Stanley.

On the 17th hole, the American failed to warn the crowd of his sprayed tee shot, with the ball inexplicably striking Milne’s mother, Stephanie. That prompted the left-hander from Oban to confront his playing partner, but only when he felt it was appropriate to do so, given what was on the line at golf’s oldest championship.

Of the incident, he said: “I felt like I did everything right. I said something to Kyle only when the time was right. I felt like I did what I did the way I was brought up to do things. I spoke to him personally.

“He was right on the cutline. And I was aware of that. So I didn’t say anything on the course. I left it until we got into the scorer’s hut. I asked him nicely. But he didn’t like it.”

MacIntyre and caddie

MacIntyre and Thomson after winning the 2020 Aphrodite Cyprus Hills Showdown

And it’s so far so good as the youngster registered his first win as a professional in just their fourth outing together. Discussing the decision, Macintyre said: “I just felt like the time was right. Me and Greg had a good two, two and a half years and came from the Challenge Tour together.

“We’re great mates. It was just the time was right to change. Not just for me but for Greg. The two of us were, I don't know, almost getting stagnant in what we were doing.

“I'm at a level or a stage in my career that I can go two ways; you can either go back into the pack or you can take off and get into the top 50 in the world, top 30s. That's obviously where I want to be.

“I want to be up there competing in majors. So that's one of the reasons I've got Mikey on the bag.”

Thomson is an experienced looper, having been on the bag of former world No 1 and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka when the American was plying his trade on the Challenge Tour in 2013. Prior to his hook-up with MacIntyre, Thomson was working as a delivery driver for his local bakery, so jumped at the chance to swap 3am starts for a life on tour.

Andrew Wright
Freelance News Writer

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he decided to go freelance and now covers a variety of topics for Golf Monthly. 

Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.

As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.

What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Mizuno mp32 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x