Who Is Christiaan Bezuidenhout's Caddie?
Christiaan Bezuidenhout is an established name both on the Sunshine Tour is his native South Africa and on the European Tour, where he was now won 3 times. His most recent win was in December 2020 at the South African Open and he also won the Alfred Dunhill Links in 2020. But who is the South African's caddie?
Christiaan Bezuidenhout's caddie is fellow countryman Johan Swanepoel. Swanepoel, who grew up in Mossel Bay, has been a professional caddie since 2013 and has caddied for a number of high-profile players other than Bezuidenhout.
The most recent golfers he has caddied for include South Africans Brandon Stone and Darren Fichardt as well as Lee-Ann Pace and American Tour player Daniel Im. It is not sure exactly when Swanepoel and Bezuidenhout partnered, but he has been on the bag for all three of the South African's DP World Tour wins.
Before this though, when he was younger he was quite the player himself. When he was 16 (Grade 10), Swanepoel was part of the SA junior golf team which played in Namibia and he won the Mossel Bay golf club championships when he was 16 and 17. Swanepoel also played rugby, cricket and first team hockey.
Swanepoel has an M.B.A in Human Resources Management, which he received in 2013 from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Whilst there he briefly played for the men's golf team. Swanepoel also owns a business called On Point Tours, a tourism company that creates personalised trips around South Africa.
A couple of other interesting notes on Swanepoel are; he lists his favorite golfer as Louis Oosthuizen, and Nelson Mandela is the most influential person in his life.
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