Jordan Spieth’s Caddy Is On Track To Make Over $1 Million This Year
Jordan Spieth has had a monster year on the PGA Tour. He’s won five tournaments, including the Masters and the U.S. Open, and he’s collected $9.7 million in winnings.
Of course, “only” $8.7 million of that actually counts toward the PGA’s official money list, but that’s still $4 million more than anyone else. And there are still 12 money events left to play, including this week’s British Open and the PGA Championship in August.
You know who else is having a monster year on the PGA Tour? Jordan Spieth’s caddy, Michael Greller. According to Golf Digest, PGA caddies are traditionally paid 5% of the prize money for making a cut, 7% for cracking the top 10, and 10% for a winning the whole damn thing. When you apply that formula to Spieth’s winnings, that works out to $866,534 so far.
That’s already more than the $711,969 Rory McIlroy‘s caddy made last year, and it’s approaching the $1.27 million Tiger Woods‘ caddy made in 2007. In fact, if Greller were a player on the PGA Tour, his $866,534 would rank 93rd on the money list, ahead of 159 other golfers.
I’d say Greller made a wise decision to quit teaching high school and caddy for Jordan Spieth full time, wouldn’t you?
Hat Tip – [Business Insider]