Who Is Xander Schauffele's Caddie?

Xander Schauffele has had Austin Kaiser on the bag for the entirety of his PGA Tour career - but who is he?

Who Is Xander Schauffele's Caddie?
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Who Is Xander Schauffele's Caddie?

The man currently carrying Xander Schauffele's bag is Austin Kaiser. The pair have known each other for over 10 years, with Kaiser on caddying duties the past five or six. They were both part of the same collegiate golf team, the San Diego State Aztecs.

“We have a perfect balance of professionalism and friendship,” said Kaiser, who lives in Point Loma. “I told him many times, I don’t think I’d work for anyone else.

"If Xander fired me and Tiger or any of those guys came up to me, I wouldn’t caddie for anybody else. Because I don’t have that emotional attachment.

“It’s like being drafted by your favorite team growing up. You can’t get that with anyone else. I think I have the best job in the world.

“Every veteran I’ve talked to is like, 'dude, you have something special with this kid',” Kaiser said to the San Diego Union Tribune. "You can just see it in his eyes. He wants it more than most kids his age. A lot of veterans have said he’s more mature at his age than anyone they’ve seen.”

Schauffele and caddie

Interestingly, despite growing up in California, Kaiser calls himself a Denver Broncos fan.

“I grew up in Central California, so I was stuck between San Francisco, Oakland and San Diego (NFL teams). So, when I was six, my cousin bought me a John Elway jersey for my birthday.

"I don’t know why he did. But ever since, I’ve loved Elway,” Kaiser said.

In basketball, he is a Los Angeles Lakers fan mainly because of his affinity for Lebron James' game.

For more content on Xander Schauffele's team , get to know his wife, Maya Lowe as well.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

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's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22