Who Is Lucas Herbert's Caddie?

Who currently carries the bag for the popular Australian golfer? Let's take a look.

Who Is Lucas Herbert's Caddie?
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Who Is Lucas Herbert's Caddie?

Lucas Herbert's current caddie, Nick Pugh, is one of the most established on the Tour, with a career spanning over 10 years. Recognised by his beard, Pugh has been on the bag for a number of players, including Johannes Veerman, Jazz Janewattananond (opens in new tab) and Kurt Kitayama (opens in new tab). Pugh first caddied for Herbert in 2019, with their partnership being on-and-off ever since.

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Herbert has had a number of different caddies throughout his career. In his debut season on the European Tour in 2018, he had experienced Scotsman, Craig Connelly on the bag. He teamed-up with Connelly at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship following Connelly’s split from Martin Kaymer (opens in new tab).

At the time, Herbert said this about the Scotsman: "Having Craig on my bag has definitely helped, he’s been on the bag of guys like Kaymer, Paul Casey and Monty and he’s seen just about every situation there is on a golf course.

“Outside of the shots, he’s a good guy to chat to. I'll ask him about caddying around the world and playing different courses, about the players he's worked for, little things that."

Despite the good relationship, the pair split and Herbert moved on to John Rawlings, with the duo claiming Herbert's maiden European Tour title at the 2020 Dubai Desert Classic.

Following the 2020 season, Pugh took over the bag, with the pair having a close bond. An example of this was at the 2019 ISPS Handa Vic Open, where Pugh had to walk the fairway with the bag over his head after providing a wrong yardage to Herbert.

Since they have been together, Herbert has won twice on the DP World Tour, and once on the PGA Tour at the Bermuda Championship.

Pugh was a coach in England from 1993 until he headed East in 2010 to try his hand at playing professionally, competing for five years on the Asian Development Tour. Eventually he realised he wasn't going to make it as a pro and hung up the clubs and decided to carry other people's instead. 

Talking about the switch; Pugh said in a Par Golf piece (opens in new tab); “I don’t mean it’s easy to do the job but it was easy for me to make the switch, because I think as a player I was always very good at the preparation side and maybe the strategy and stuff like that. I could always do that part of the game. I just wasn’t good at hitting the ball where I wanted to!

“So I knew how to play the golf course, I knew how to shoot 65, in my head. I just didn’t do it very often because my skill didn’t match up with my knowledge of the game,” he quipped.

Pugh had lived in Malaysia for nine years while his wife Suzy put in a long teaching stint at the Nexus International School in Putrajaya and he has also lived in Bandar Seri Begawan where Suzy teaches at the Brunei International School. We are unsure where they currently reside.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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