Who Is Keegan Bradley's Caddie?

Get to know the experienced caddie of Keegan Bradley a little better with this piece.

Who Is Keegan Bradley's Caddie?
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Who Is Keegan Bradley's Caddie?

Keegan Bradley has racked up four wins on the PGA Tour, including a major triumph at the 2011 PGA Championship, in what has been an impressive career to this point. However, the American suffered a dip in form over the last few years, falling as low as 150 in the world rankings. Of late though he has been climbing back up the world rankings, coming very close a few times at getting back into the PGA Tour winner's circle. But who caddies for the American? Find out below.

Who Is Keegan Bradley's Caddie?

The man currently on the bag of Bradley is experienced looper Scott Vail. The Canadian is the son of former ice hockey player Eric Vail, who made 591 appearances in the NHL, which included stints for the Atlanta and Calgary Flames as well as the Detroit Red Wings.

However, Scott was drawn to golf and worked at the Oshawa Golf Club in Canada growing up where he met Derek Gillespie, with whom his caddying career would begin on the Canadian and Nationwide (now the Korn Ferry) Tours. At the back end of 2005, Vail linked up with Brandt Snedeker and the pair went on to enjoy a lengthy spell together that included eight wins, an epic FedEx Cup triumph in 2012 and two Ryder Cup appearances.

Scott Vail and Brandt Snedeker celebrating their 2012 FedEx Cup win

But after 12 years, the pair decided to go their separate ways, with Snedeker sharing his thoughts on his ex-bagman. Snedeker said: "Scott is a great friend, great caddie, and more importantly a great man. We both reached a point where we felt it was time to go our separate ways and pursue other opportunities. I wish Scott the best and know whoever is lucky enough to land him will get one of the best caddies in the world."

High praise indeed from the former FedEx Cup champ. But Vail's next hook-up was a fleeting one. After just six events on the bag of Henrik Stenson, the Canadian was back on the market, with both Stenson and Vail agreeing they weren't the best fit.

However, it appears with Bradley, Vail has found an ideal match, with the 2011 PGA Champion expressing at times how Vail has helped him rediscover his form. Such has been his success on tour that the caddie has found his own level of fame in his home country, admitting he doesn't quite know how to handle it.

He said: "I find it flattering and embarrassing sometimes. Sometimes I call home and my mum will let me know about somebody who stopped her because they heard my name or something. Canada is a proud nation when it comes to sports."

Andrew Wright
Staff Writer

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.

Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.

As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.

What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade M1 (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1