Who Is Cameron Young's Caddie?

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Who Is Cameron Young's Caddie?
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Who Is Cameron Young's Caddie?

Cameron Young has seriously impressed at the start of his career, with multiple runner-up finishes putting him firmly inside the World's top 50.

Young did have his good friend Scott McKean on the bag but he turned up to 2022 Open Championship with a new bagman, Chad Reynolds, who has worked for Keegan Bradley and Vijay Singh.

However at the WGC-Dell Technologies Matchplay in 2023 Young employed Paul Tesori and the pair managed to come second, losing to Sam Burns in the final. Given this success, it wouldn't be surprising to see the partnership last a while. 

This came about after Webb Simpson and Tesori parted ways after 12 years.

The American confirmed the news in a statement, which reads: “After over twelve years of working together, Paul Tesori and I have made the hard decision to change directions. This was an incredibly difficult decision for both of us, one that we have thoroughly considered after spending many hours in prayer, seeking counsel from mentors, and having countless conversations together.”

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Previously, as we mentioned above, Young had McKean on the bag for a long time. The duo were close friends at Wake Forest University, with McKean also being the best man at Young’s wedding. 

Their player-caddie relationship started in August 2020 when Young needed a caddie for the Albertsons Boise Open, the third week of a four-tournament run which earned him Special Temporary Membership status for the Korn Ferry Tour.

At the time, McKean worked for a cybersecurity company and had to take time off to appear at the tournament. Not long after, Young called McKean again for the Korn Ferry Tour Championship, with McKean taking yet more time off work to join his countryman.

In late September, Young made an even bigger ask of McKean, as he needed a caddie for three straight weeks. “He called me back an hour and a half later and had quit his job,” Young said. 

“He’s giving up a lot to be away from home a lot, and not necessarily get to play golf, do other things he likes to do, but we have a great time. We have a lot of fun. It makes the travel and the long days a lot easier.” 

Since that moment, the duo have enjoyed plenty of success. In May 2021, Young won back-to-back Korn Ferry Tour events and went on to finish 19th on the 2020–21 regular-season points list, earning a PGA Tour card for 2021–22.

In his PGA Tour debut season, Young claimed multiple runner-up finishes at the Wells Fargo Championship, Genesis Invitational and Sanderson Farms Championship, with McKean playing a pivotal role in his success.

Away from the course, McKean is a keen surfer, regularly posting videos and photos to his Instagram. Along with surfing, he also enjoys fishing and skiing, with the caddie still a regular player himself.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x