Who Is Mito Pereira's Caddie?

The man from Chile has experienced looper Scott McGuinness on his bag

Mito Pereira and caddie Scott McGuinness
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Mito Pereira qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs in his rookie season on the PGA Tour, in 2022, a year in which he came close to winning the PGA Championship. Sadly for the man from Santiago, Chile, after holding a three-shot lead entering the final round, he carded a 75 to finish in a tie for third.

Despite that setback, Pereira, who also took part in the 2020 Olympic Games and 2022 Presidents Cup, looks set to be a real threat at the top of the game - and he has an experienced caddie on his bag, too. 

McGuinness, from Manly, Australia, has been caddying since 2005, and he can boast a long list of players of that he's previously worked with, including Conrad Shindler, Jason Gore, Matt Jones, John Mallinger, John Daly, Chez Reavie, Nick Flanagan, Steve Bowditch, Kyle Thompson, Cam Percy, John Huh and Billy Hurley.

At the 2020 Northern Trust, the looper, who was at the time caddying for Scottie Scheffler, fell awkwardly as he tried to get a better view of the 9th green. Following the injury, the duo stayed together for another year, with Scheffler securing top-20 finishes in all of the four Majors, as well as a Ryder Cup appearance. However, they stopped working together in late 2021.

Caddie Scott McGuinness lines up a putt for Mito Pereira

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Following the split, McGuinness, who rates Riviera as the best course to caddie on, landed a spot on Pereira's bag. He credits his time on the bag with Flanagan as his greatest success. The Australian pair claimed three wins on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2007 to earn an automatic "battlefield promotion" to the PGA Tour. 

McGuinness says that his greatest golf memory is watching Adam Scott win the Masters, to become the first Australian to do so. Should Pereira manage to get over the line in a Major, you imagine that might top it.

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