Who Is Sungjae Im's Caddie?

We take a look at who carries the bag for South Korean professional Sungjae Im.

Who Is Sungjae Im's Caddie?
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Who Is Sungjae Im's Caddie?

Interestingly it appears Sungjae Im's bag situation has changed recently. In the past he has used Robert Brown and Ki Taek Lee, a former college teammate of Jon Rahm at Arizona State. Otherwise known as Bobby Brown, Brown had previously worked with Dustin Johnson at the start of his career. He has also worked on the bags of Grayson Murray and Si Woo Kim in the past.

However Im currently appears to have a man called William Spencer on the bag. According to his LinkedIn page, Spencer has been a caddie for 20+ years and has caddied for players like Russell Henley, Hank Kuehne, Ryan Palmer, Tag Ridings, Joey Sindelar, DH Lee, Bill Lunde, Stephen Woodard, Ashley Chinner, Todd Fanning and Jason Bohn. We don't know when the pair officially started working together or why nor do we know that much about Spencer himself aside from attending Carleton University. 

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Im did have a man called Albin Choi on the bag for a while but this is no longer the case.

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Choi is an excellent player in his own right and was born in British Colombia, Canada. He attended North Carolina State University before turning pro in 2013. He started by playing on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada before working his way to the Korn Ferry Tour.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, he had failed to make the leap to the PGA Tour after playing five seasons on the Korn Ferry Tour before losing his card from after the 2019 season. But it was during his time on the Korn Ferry Tour that Choi met Im and they formed a friendship.

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Choi would start working with Im as a caddie in 2020 at the Honda Classic and unbelievably they would go on to win the event. At the time Choi told PGATour.com; “I know how hard it is to navigate your way through this golf course. … I just felt like the experience kind of helped me today.

"From a player standpoint, I kind of knew what he was feeling at certain times, and I felt like I could kind of draw upon my experiences to help him out today and to keep his head in the right place.”

After the win Choi joked that maybe he should retire with a 100% record as a caddie. Joking aside, given that he has aspirations of playing again, it appears he has gone off Im's bag for that very reason.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

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 is currently playing:
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