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?

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

It's a partnership that has carried Xander Schauffele to five professional wins in a short space of time since he joined the tour. But who is the American's caddie? Get to know Austin Kaiser below.

Who Is Xander Schauffele's Caddie?

The man currently carrying Xander Schauffele's bag is Austin Kaiser. The pair have known each other for around 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 favourite 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.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

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