How Much This Year’s Masters Winning Caddie Makes

With the total purse for the 2024 Masters receiving a boost, Scottie Scheffler's caddie Ted Scott will likely take home $360,000

Scottie Scheffler and Ted Scott after winning the 2024 Masters
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This year’s winning caddie at the Masters is set to take home $360,000, which is 10 percent of the prize money for first place.

With the total purse for the Masters receiving a boost this year to $20 million, $2m more than last year, the prize money for the winner has inflated to $3.6m. 

While the exact amount professional caddies make varies, with every player/caddie agreement slightly different, it is generally accepted that loopers get a 10 percent cut of the prize money when their player wins a tournament. 

Jon Rahm won $3.24m for his Masters victory last year, meaning his caddie Adam Hayes likely took home $324,000 – not bad for a week’s work. 

However, it's grown further this year and 2024 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler's caddie Ted Scott is likely taking home $360,000, which will be his third six-figure payday of the year so far.

Ted Scott and Scottie Scheffler embrace after winning the 2021 Masters

Ted Scott won his second Masters title with Scheffler, taking his tally to four after two wins with Bubba Watson as well

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Scott has likely already made close to $1m this year, with Scheffler earning more than $11m for the season so far, including $8.5m for his back-to-back victories at Bay Hill and the Players Championship.

Scott’s windfall after the Players Championship, which has the biggest purse on the PGA Tour, even meant he had earned more than players like Rory McIlroy for the year up to that point.

Caddies also make a baseline salary every week, on top of a percentage of prize money, which is all agreed upon with the player.

While a 10 percent cut of the prize money for caddies is generally assumed if their player wins an event, they are likely to receive a smaller percentage for lower finishes.

“I think $2,000 a week is pretty average, but everything is worked out between you and the player,” veteran caddie of over 25 years Brennan Little told Golf Monthly in 2022.

“After a few years you’ll get a raise. Or you’ll get bonuses at the end of the year. It just varies by the player. I think generally if you were looking for a number it would be $2,000 a week, and then 7 to 8 per cent and 10 per cent [of the prize money].”

Joel Kulasingham
News Writer

Joel Kulasingham is freelance writer for Golf Monthly. He has worked as a sports reporter and editor in New Zealand for more than five years, covering a wide range of sports including golf, rugby and football. He moved to London in 2023 and writes for several publications in the UK and abroad. He is a life-long sports nut and has been obsessed with golf since first swinging a club at the age of 13. These days he spends most of his time watching, reading and writing about sports, and playing mediocre golf at courses around London.