Who Is Joo-Hyung Kim's Caddie?

A young Korean star in the making, we take a look at who carries the bag for Joo-Hyung Kim.

Who Is Joo-Hyung Kim's Caddie?
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Who Is Joo-Hyung Kim's Caddie?

A rising star in the world of golf, Joo-Hyung Kim from South Korea got into the PGA Tour winner's circle in 2022 at the Wyndham Championship, rounding off a very successful season indeed. The man on the bag that day was Jacob Fleck and he was on the bag for a lot of the Korean's starts on the PGA Tour this year. 

Speaking to The Caddie Network, Fleck talked about the victory, which was surprising given he actually started the tournament with a quadruple-bogey on the first hole. But he battled back to shoot 67. 

“We walked off that green and we looked at each other and we both smiled,” Fleck said. “It was like, it was this feeling of calmness. It was like, ‘OK, that just happened’. … but there was no worry.”

He would then shoot 64-68, and on the front nine of the final round he went absolutely ballistic, producing six birdies and an eagle. 

“When it’s like that, honesty, I’m just staying out of the way,” Fleck, who started on the bag in January, said of Kim’s front-nine 27.

“I’m not surprised because Tom is a really good player,” he said. “I met him originally when he was 16 years old and I knew at that point that he was going to be really good.”

Kim had another man James Edmondson on the bag at the 2022 BMW Championship and then he had Rickie Fowler's old caddie Joe Skovron on the bag for the 2022 Presidents Cup. Skovron grew up in Murrieta, which is a town in the State of California. He played college golf at the University of La Verne and is also a former college golf coach. 

“Tom is excited to have Joe on his bag this week, not only because of his experience caddying in the game’s biggest events, but also because of his success at Quail Hollow,” Tom’s agent, Ben Harrison, told PGA Tour.com

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