Who Is Tom Kim's Caddie?

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

Who Is Tom Kim's Caddie?
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Who Is Tom Kim's Caddie?

A rising star in the world of golf, Joo-Hyung (Tom) Kim from South Korea currently has Rickie Fowler's old caddie on the bag, Joe Skovron, who came onto the bag for the 2022 Presidents Cup. They have remained in partnership ever since.

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 at the time.

The pair regularly produce some of the best player-caddie conversations about shots they are faced with, and it seems Skovron has helped Kim take his game to the next level. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the International Presidents Cup team, Kim dove into the event as a rookie and produced some scintillating golf. 

He would then win his 2nd PGA Tour event a month or so later at the Shriners Children's Open. He is now a top-20 player in the world. 

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Kim first 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 at the start of his career. 

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.”

We are unsure why the partnership ended but Kim and Skovron have continued to rise up the world rankings so given the success this partnership may remain for a while. Take a look at our Joohyung Kim what's in the bag post to see his specific setup.

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is Golf Monthly's E-commerce Editor.

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This takes the form of buying guides, reviews, supporting gear content as well as creating deal content.

This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for, at a good price.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

Additionally Sam oversees Golf Monthly voucher/coupon content which seeks to find you the best offers and promotions from well-known brands like Callaway, TaylorMade and many more.

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 single-figure handicap. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3/Cuater The Ringer
(For off the course he goes for Nike Jordan 1 Low G shoes as well)