We get to know who currently carries the Englishman's bag out on Tour.
Who Is Richard Bland’s Caddie?
Who currently takes up the bag for English professional Richard Bland?
Below we have taken a look.
Who Is Richard Bland’s Caddie?
Bland’s caddie situation seems to be changing quite a lot recently.
For the 2021 US Open he had a man called Kyle Roadley on the bag who is a veteran bag-carrier out on Tour.
With more than 20 years of caddying on the European Tour, Roadley actually first got into the winner’s circle alongside Sami Valimaki at the 2020 Oman Open
“After 21 years that’s my first win,” Roadley told Golf Monthly.
“It’s not something I’m overly proud of, I’ve been at the job for a long, long time I’ve lost playoffs, I’ve finished second, I’ve bogeyed the last to miss playoffs and all that sort of thing.
“Yeah so to finally get one across the board was really exciting and it’s what I’ve been looking for for the last 20 odd years.
“So yeah, fulfilled a little bit of a dream for me he did so it was a really special time and something I won’t forget in a hurry that’s for sure.”
He has been on the bag of the likes of fellow Australian and good friend Richard Green, 2002 Ryder Cupper Pierre Fulke, Nicolas Colsaerts, Marcel Siem, Tyrrell Hatton and Robert Rock to name a few. We are yet to confirm if this is a permanent appointment.
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As we mentioned above this caddie situation is changing. As recently as the Made In HimmerLand tournament on the European Tour he had Steve Brotherhood on the bag.
Brotherhood has been a professional caddie for more than 15 years working with European Tour players such as Steve Webster, Paul Broadhurst, Anthony Wall, David Howell, Marc Warren, Ritchie Ramsay and David Horsey.
We believe he is the founder of the Tour Caddy Experience, a company that gives amateur golfers the chance to really know what it’s like to have a professional on the bag.
Recently, when he won recorded his 1st European Tour win in 478 starts, he had a man called Brendan McCartain on the bag. The fact Brendan came off the bag almost immediately despite the win is interesting.
McCartain is another caddie who has been doing the job for decades, with his greatest achievement being working alongside Jose Maria Olazabal during his 1999 Masters victory.
Speaking in an interview he said of the pressure of the final round and how they dealt with it;
“He never said much at all,” Brendan added. “He was a very cool customer. Even the previous night, we’d played the last group on the Saturday, and we’d practiced on the Saturday evening when we got done, and he didn’t really say much at all about anything. We both knew what we were trying to do. I suppose it is nice that he felt he didn’t need to say anything.
“But the last day, I went up there in the morning and went for a walk. You’re looking at a few pins and just try to take in the atmosphere a little bit. When you get there, there are a lot of people there early. And then the time went by very, very quickly, up until when we went to the first tee.
“I remember it was the usual routine, usual everything with what he did, how he did it and how long he did it, it was all exactly the same. But obviously there’s that bit of expectation. It was a windy day, it was a tough day, the course was very firm and bouncy, and it was very tricky. The lowest score on the last day was 70 (-2) and Jose Maria shot a 71 (-1).”
For more caddie information, check out the Golf Monthly website.