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Who Is Sergio Garcia's Caddie?
Sergio Garcia is one of the most successful European golfers of all time, and alongside him for much of that success, he had only one man on the bag – South African Glen Murray. However, that all changed in 2018 when the pair parted company.
After using several caddies in the years following the split from Murray, including his brother, Victor, Mike Kerr and Mark Chaney, Garcia turned once again to his former bagman for the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson, and the pair have worked together ever since. Garcia and Murray originally worked together from the early 2000s, although the pair had a brief parting of the ways in 2014 when Murray began caddying for compatriot Charl Schwartzel.
However, Murray was on the bag for Garcia’s finest moment in the game - his 2017 Masters win at Augusta National. Nevertheless, despite winning the SMBC Singapore Open at the beginning of 2018 with Murray at his side, Garcia’s form dipped considerably, and he missed three cuts in four weeks before that year’s US Open, including in the defence of his Masters title. As a result, Garcia and Murray split before the second Major of the year, and so began Garcia’s long search for a suitable replacement.
At the time of the split, Garcia explained he’d become too reliant on Murray’s counsel and needed to take greater ownership over his decisions. However, after a spell caddying for Lee Westwood, Murray is once again a familiar companion on the course alongside Garcia. Among Murray’s strengths are his loyalty and calmness, which balances his boss’s occasional petulance. This was epitomised by Murray’s response to Garcia’s only Major victory to date – that 2017 triumph at Augusta: “I thought I’d be more emotional,” Murray remarked to ESPN at the time.
The reunion between the pair has yielded mixed results to date. Garcia’s inconsistent form in 2021 saw him miss several cuts on the one hand while posting a handful of solid top 10 finishes on the other. He’ll hope that with Murray once again a feature of his game, he can recreate more of the latter performances in the coming months.
Who Much Does Sergio Garcia’s Caddie Make?
When Garcia won the 2017 Masters, Murray – taking 10% of the $1.98m winnings – earned more in that week than any sportsman from his native South Africa. Despite not yet recreating a moment as triumphant as that, Garcia earned almost $3m in prize money in 2020/21. Therefore, even if Garcia only maintains that form, Murray can expect to make around $300,000 this year.
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Mike has 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on sports such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the sport’s most newsworthy stories. Originally from East Yorkshire, Mike now resides in Canada, where the nearest course is less than a mile from his home. It’s there where he remains confident that, one of these days, he’ll play the 17th without finding the water. Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.