Matt Wallace Reunites With Caddie Dave McNeilly

The pair split last year but are back together with the goal of winning a Major

Matt Wallace Reunites With Caddie
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The pair split last year but are back together with the goal of winning a Major

Matt Wallace Reunites With Caddie Dave McNeilly

Eagle-eyed viewers over the past few weeks will have noticed that Matt Wallace and his former caddie Dave McNeilly have reuinted.

The pair split almost a year ago after the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational after winning four European Tour titles together.

Wallace was criticised during the year for his actions towards McNeilly although he did reveal that they “hugged it out and moved on.”

The Englishman had Phil 'Wobbly' Morbey on the bag recently but told Golf Monthly that he asked McNeilly if he'd like to give it another go and he duly accepted.

The pair are now focused on winning a Major sometime in the future.

"I've got Dave back as well, which is massive for me because it feels like we had one go, we've learnt from that and now we're moving forward to win these big tournaments so I really want to win a Major for Dave before he signs off somewhere down the line," Wallace told Golf Monthly.

"I had Wobbly on the bag, Phil Morbey, he was amazing and he was really, really good over this period that when we were over here in the States playing those events but I asked Dave, I said what's his movements coming off this period of time whenever we may come back and he asked why and I said 'well I'd like for us to give it another go, I'd like to give it another shot' and he thought about it for a couple of weeks and came back and said 'yeah I want to give it a go.'

"I was really happy with that, he told me that he wants to caddie for someone who can win a Major and that just gives me a boost.

"We also have fun, we also have a good time. I've learnt from the time before and that time before came at a time where, like I said, I was trying to be perfect.

"I was trying to be so on it all the time that it's not sustainable and Dave has his flaws, I have my flaws and if we know that, if we know each other's flaws, we can accept it and then we can move on and be good at what we're really good at.

"So that's we're on towards now."

Wallace, speaking on the Golf Monthly Clubhouse Podcast this week, says he has no doubt in his ability to win Majors in the future.

"No doubt, no doubt," he said.

"I did have doubt a couple of years ago, I was like 'how am I gonna win this?'

"One of my favourite things I've heard recently is how do you build your confidence? You build confidence by seeing things, you build confidence by doing things in certain times.

"So the fact that I came third at the [2019 US] PGA gives me confidence because I've seen it that I can be in contention, whereas before I couldn't.

"When you win a tournament you see that you can win tournaments, and now I've played against these guys, I've played with Rory, I've played with everyone pretty much apart from Jason Day I think. I've played against everyone and they're amazing, they're phenomenal but I can seriously do this.

"I can win a Major."

Listen to Wallace on this week's Clubhouse Podcast [starts at 9mins] -

Matt Wallace has won four times on the European Tour and currently ranks 41st in the world.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x