Andy Murray Reveals Plans of Being a ‘Caddy’ Alongside Tiger Woods and Other Golfers After Retirement From Tennis

Published 03/30/2021, 6:42 AM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE : Andy Murray of Great Britain smiles on court following his walkover in the Mens Singles semi final match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day six of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


Former World No. 1 Andy Murray is arguably the greatest British tennis player of all time. When he won the US Open in 2012, he lifted spirits and gave joy to the people of Great Britain. After that, in the following year, he achieved another milestone by winning the Wimbledon Championships. 

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Recently, Andy Murray spoke on life after tennis. His liking for sports doesn’t stop at tennis, and golf is one sport that excites him. The idea of being associated in some manner with golf once he retires from playing tennis interests him. Being a caddy on a golf tour is something that the Scottish player would gladly accept. 

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France -Britain’s Andy Murray during his first round match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Andy Murray and his love for golf

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Speaking more about his post-retirement plans, Andy stated, “I love sport, so something else that would interest me post-playing would be working in another sport. I got asked about this a little while ago and, because I really like golf, being a caddy on a golf tour would be exciting – to be up close and personal with top golfers and to learn about another sport like that.”

The 33-year-old player drew a comparison between tennis and golf. He finds both sports to be similar in the mental aspect of things. He also mentioned that if not golf, he would like to try his hand at coaching football. 

Murray added, “There’s probably also some crossover between tennis and golf on the mental side and things, and helping a golfer with that might be interesting. Or getting my coaching badges in football – that would be fun.”

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Mens Singles Final against John Isner of the United States on day seven of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Murray missed the Miami Open due to a groin injury

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Andy was forced to skip the Miami Open due to a groin injury he suffered recently. Before that, he withdrew from the Australian Open due to the coronavirus global pandemic. He had recovered from the virus, but due to the quarantine protocols, he had to miss the first Grand Slam of the season. 

In recent years, Murray has been troubled by a hip injury. Due to that, he has missed a majority of the Grand Slam events. However, the Scotsman has done wonders in the sport. He won two Olympic gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, and it will be great to see Andy competing again against the best players in the game. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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