Who Is Victor Perez's Caddie?

We take a look at who currently carries the bag for the French professional golfer.

Who Is Victor Perez's Caddie?
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Who Is Victor Perez's Caddie?

Victor Perez currently has a man called James Erkenbeck on the bag. We don't know when the pair specifically started working together but we do know Erkenbeck is quite the player himself. He is a professional himself and has played in 24 Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour Canada events. 

He was born in California and also attended the University of New Mexico so perhaps this is how he and Perez know each other as the Frenchman also attended the school. Erkenbeck turned professional in 2014.

Perez and Fitzgerald

Perez did have JP Fitzgerald on the bag and we believe the partnership started in 2019, around the time of the Scandinavian Invitation. In what appears to be their first start together Perez would finish in the top-10.

Fitzgerald is highly respected in the bag carrying game having done so famously for Rory McIlroy. He worked with Rory right after he turned professional in 2008 and the pair would have huge success together including all four of the Northern-Irishman's major wins and his rise to world number one. However the pair stopped working together in 2017 and since then Rory has mostly had his friend Harry Diamond on the bag.

Speaking at the time of the split in 2017 Rory said ;

"JP has been a huge part of my life for the past decade, but I was getting very hard on him at times. You don't want to be like that with anyone but sometimes this game drives you to it. I would say he is still one of my closest friends. We started together in 2008, we've had a lot of great times on and off the golf course."

Fitzgerald took a while to find another bag, briefly appearing on the bag of Matthew Wolff when he made his professional debut at the 2018 Travelers Championship. The partnership did not continue though and Fitzgerald had to wait until 2019 to start working with Perez.

Since the partnership began Perez has continued his rise in the game, including a victory at the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and a number of very good results in big tournaments, such as a T2 at the 2020 BMW PGA Championship.

However as we mentioned above, the Perez-Fitzgerald relationship didn't last forever and we are yet to confirm when they definitively stopped working together and James Erkenbeck came on.

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Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

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