Who Is Matthias Schwab's Caddie?

Who Is Matthias Schwab's Caddie?

Matthias Schwab Caddie
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Get to know Matthias Schwab's caddie, James Baker, a little better.

Who Is Matthias Schwab's Caddie?

We take a look at who carries the bag for the Austrian.

Who Is Matthias Schwab's Caddie?

James Baker has worked with Schwab since the start of the 2021 season and is one of the most established caddies on the European Tour.

The Englishman has been a caddie since 2007 and has worked with the likes of Lee Westwood (opens in new tab), Martin Kaymer (opens in new tab), Jamie Donaldson, Simon Dyson and David Horsey.

Baker, who's biggest victory came at the 2020 Abu Dhabi Championship with Westwood, has also enjoyed a Seve Trophy victory and even a World Cup during his career.

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The victory in Abu Dhabi was actually the first time Baker had caddied for Westwood, with Baker saying afterwards: "Abu Dhabi is always an event I look forward to and there's some fantastic holes on that golf course, especially the 18th.

"The 18th was one that Lee played very well on the Sunday, especially under the circumstances. He hit a 3-wood down the middle, then a hybrid to the middle of the green, two putting for a two shot victory.

"It's a moment I won't forget in my caddying career and I hope to enjoy more moments like that going forward."

Now on the bag for Schwab (opens in new tab), the pair have enjoyed a great start to 2021, with 10 cuts made in 10 starts, as well as four top-10 finishes.

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Schwab and Baker have enjoyed four top-10 finishes in 2021. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Baker is a huge Manchester United fan and regularly attends their games when not caddying for Schwab.

The Englishman is also part of The Tour Experience. A business made up of over 40 European Tour caddies who are available to not only carry your bag, but give insight on how to improve your way of thinking on the Golf Course.

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