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.

Im also had a man called William Spencer on the bag for a few events as well. 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. We believe the partnership ended around the 2023 Genesis Invitational as Brown came onto the bag again for the Honda Classic a week later.

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Im with caddie William Spencer

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However this changed again at the 2023 Players Championship as Lance Bennett came onto Im's bag for the event at TPC Sawgrass. Bennett has been a caddie for many years, most recently with American Davis Riley, with the experienced bagman helping guide Riley to the PGA Tour.

Joining Riley whilst the young American was still on the Korn Ferry Tour, it was the first time that Bennett had caddied on that circuit since Matt Kuchar in 2006. That partnership lasted for a decade.

Bennett has caddied for the likes of Bill Haas, Matt Kuchar, Lorena Ochoa, Juli Inkster and Paula Creamer. Throughout his career, Bennett credits his three Ryder Cup appearances and winning The Players Championship in 2012 as his proudest moments. It was at the 2014 Ryder Cup where perhaps his most emotional moment came though.

In August of that year, Bennett sadly lost his wife, Angela, very suddenly, with the Ryder Cup being the first event he returned to. “This is hard for me to talk about. I’m doing OK. I’ve had a lot of support and a lot of love and outreach from every corner of the golf community. It’s been absolutely amazing," revealed Bennett at Gleneagles.

“I think if it were a regular event, I probably wouldn’t have done it but I think this event is just really special. I think it was good for me to come back.”

Sam Tremlett
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