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Who Is Mackenzie Hughes' Caddie?
A member of the PGA Tour since 2017, Mackenzie Hughes has had one PGA Tour victory which came in only his fifth Tour start, the RSM Classic. Since claiming his first victory, the Canadian has become a regular performer on the Tour, and has been a regular fixture of the world's top-100 players. But who carries his bag during competition? Let's take a look below.
Who Is Mackenzie Hughes' Caddie?
Mackenzie Hughes currently has fellow Canadian Jace Walker on the bag.
It appears Walker is a very good player himself as he has an official PGA Tour profile page. This is because he competed on the Mackenzie Tour briefly.
We believe they started working together in 2020 after Walker spent his rookie season on the PGA Tour working for Adam Svensson. We believe Walker has been working as a caddie since 2013.
It has been quite the year for Walker whilst working with Hughes, the highlight being caddying at the Masters for the first time.
Speaking to CTV News he said; "It was always a dream to play this tournament because it's my favorite golf tournament in the world but caddying is as close as I could get and we're having a good time,"
"I always watched with my family, grandpa and uncles. It's just one of those tournaments you just kind of fall in love but you know all the holes before you even here. The way they treat us here is second to none".
As a good player himself he did have aspirations of one day playing the course. Whilst he hasn't achieved that, he did get to play the famous skim shot on the 16th hole.
He has built a reputation as a good caddie and part of this is because of the knowledge he has picked up over the years.
“There is no one way to caddy,” Walker said. “You have to caddy for that specific player and bring a certain attitude that she or he likes. Some players don’t like to talk as much; some people do; some like to joke and talk all the time. You are kind of a psychologist/caddy. That’s kind of the lost part of that. It’s what happens between shots that makes the good ones great.”
A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.
A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well.
Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.
Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6
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