Who Is Linn Grant’s Caddie?

The Swedish golfer has employed several caddies in the past, including her father and brother

Linn Grant and her caddie Michael Curry
Linn Grant and her caddie Michael Curry at the Dana Open in July 2023
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In June 2022, Sweden’s Linn Grant became the DP World Tour’s (formerly the European Tour) first female winner with a nine-shot success in the Scandinavian Mixed.

It was a landmark moment for the sport and one she was also able to celebrate with her boyfriend, Pontus Samuelsson, who caddied for her in that event.

However, Grant now has Michael Curry on the bag, after she and Samuelsson parted company – on the fairways at least – in March 2023, with Samuelsson, a Limestone University sophomore, who has enjoyed a number of successes on the US college circuit, looking to concentrate on his own career.

Curry was formerly a greenkeeper at Brancepeth Castle Golf Club in Durham, England, but it’s believed he became a full time caddie on the Ladies European Tour several years ago.

In July, Grant, a five-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, claimed her first LPGA Tour title at the Dana Open, and she did so with Curry on the bag.

After the event she revealed how Curry had helped her stay calm down the stretch by talking about her favorite movies.

“I was going through my list and I said the Da Vinci Code,” she said. “What else did I say? Silence of the Lambs. We were talking about this movie, couldn't figure out the name of it. And I can't figure out now either. Nope.”

Prior to Curry and Samuelsson, both Grant’s dad and brother have fulfilled the role of caddie.

In a blog for the Ladies European Tour, she revealed how her father helps her a lot with off course matters, too, and said having someone she knew on her bag made the transition from amateur to professional a lot easier.

Linn Grant and Michael Curry

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Speaking of her split with Samuelsson, she told Sydsvenskan, a daily newspaper published in Sweden: “It's a bit of a mixed feeling. Boring of course and not being able to travel together every week and experience everything together.

“At the same time, it feels fun to take a new step and start working with someone who is already a professional caddie.”

Over the course of her short career, Grant has posted plenty of pictures on her Instagram account of her and Samuelsson enjoying life on the course, but she now looks to be settled with Curry on the bag.

Michael Weston
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Michael has been with Golf Monthly since 2008. As a multimedia journalist, he has also worked for The Football Association, where he created content to support the men's European Championships, The FA Cup, London 2012, and FA Women's Super League. As content editor at Foremost Golf, Michael worked closely with golf's biggest equipment manufacturers, and has developed an in-depth knowledge of this side of the industry. He's now a regular contributor, covering instruction, equipment and feature content. Michael has interviewed many of the game's biggest stars, including six world number ones, and has attended and reported on many Major Championships and Ryder Cups. He's a member of Formby Golf Club.