Who Is Si Woo Kim's Caddie?

We take a look at who carries the bag for Si Woo Kim.

Si Woo Kim's Caddie
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Who Is Si Woo Kim's Caddie?

Kim's caddie, Brian Vranesh, has enjoyed success as both a player and a caddie. As a player, the American turned professional in 1999 and, despite having no victories, managed a runner-up finish at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open (a Nationwide Tour event), losing a playoff to Bubba Dickerson. Vranesh also produced a top-10 finish on the PGA Tour, with a T8th finish at the 2009 Buick Open.

Si Woo Kim Caddie

Kim and Carens at the Players Championship. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)

The relationship between Kim and Vranesh is a strong one, and they found success at the 2021 The American Express. Clinging on to a share of the lead at the tournament, Kim was 288 yards from the green at the par-5 11th hole when he pulled out his driver. To some observers it seemed like a ridiculous decision, especially with how crowded the leaderboard was, but the 25-year-old was actually going with the 'smart play'.

“Every day [he hits that shot],” Brian Vranesh, said. “He was more confident with that shot because his 3-wood can flip left [towards a water hazard] but, once we got it running, we knew it would be close to the green.”

Vranesh has previously caddied for Kevin Chappell and was on the bag when the American made a 59 at the 2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. This was just his second competitive round caddying for Chappell.

Kim has enjoyed many successes throughout his career, including the 2017 Players Championship. Claiming the biggest win of his career, Kim's caddie was actually Mark Carens; who had previously caddied for Bubba Watson, Brendon Todd, Morgan Hoffman and Aaron Baddeley.

Matt Cradock
Freelance Staff Writer

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

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