Who Is Sergio Garcia’s Caddie? All You Need to Know About the Veteran Bagman of the Spanish Pro

Published 10/13/2023, 1:30 PM EDT

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Sergio Garcia has a long history of rotating caddies, especially in the last decade. However, in his long list of bagmen, one name keeps coming back every few years. The veteran caddie has stuck by his side for more than two decades, despite occasional fallouts and frequent ups and downs in the veteran golfer’s career.

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The 11-time PGA Tour winner had him by his side during his solitary major win in 2017. Despite parting ways next year, the Spanish pro recalled him once again in 2021. Whereas Garcia is known for his frequent outbursts on the greens, his caddie is remarkable for containing emotions. Who is the man that the one-time major winners trust so much?

Who is Sergio Garcia’s current caddie?

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As per GolfMonthly, the Spanish veteran’s current caddie is Glen Murray. The two paired up in the early 2000s. The South African caddie has also been the bagman, Lee Westwood, for some time.

Sergio Garcia, with Glen Murray by her side, has notched around twenty tour victories combined on both sides of the Atlantic. But their finest moment together came when Garcia ended his 18-year drought of a major in the 2017 Masters.

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For Murray, however, the hardest part is not reading the greens for Garcia. Rather, it is reading Garcia on the greens. The Spanish veteran is known for his turbulent personality. However, Murray, with his calm and composed demeanor, has proved to be a perfect match for the Spanish international.

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The veteran caddy did it well for the majority of his career, as the number of trophies they won together speaks for their mutual understanding. However, Garcia’s dip in form ahead of the 2018 US Open compelled him to fire Murray.

Explaining his reasons, the Spanish pro said he had become too reliant on his caddie. His change of attitude towards his long-time bagman wasn’t due to any fault of the latter. Rather, Garcia wanted to take more ownership of his decision. However, this was not the first time the LIV Golf star fired his caddie.

Garcia’s history of changing caddies

It was in 2000, just a few months after Garcia turned pro, that he roped in Murray. Before that, 19-year-old Garcia split with his caddie, Fanny Sunesson, just after three months, citing different approaches and personality mismatches. In Glen Murray, he found an ideal alternative.

Nevertheless, between 2012 and 2014, Garcia hired and fired a slew of caddies, sometimes in quick succession. Wayne Richardson and David Faircloth both caddied for Garcia at one point in time. Both were amateurs, caddying professionally for the first time with the Spanish golfer.

Funnily enough, Garcia’s then-girlfriend, Katharina Boehm, also caddied for him for a few months in 2014. However, unlike other times with Boehm, the Spanish pro found himself on the other side of the spectrum. It was Boehm who ‘fired’ him and decided to take a break from caddying. Garcia went on to partner with Neil Wallace later on.

It wasn’t long before the 11-time PGA Tour winner once again sought the help of the South African. All was going well between the long-time friends and professional partners until Garcia decided to switch caddies again in 2018.

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Since then, Garcia has had three caddies by his side. First, it was his brother, Victor Garcia, with whom the veteran golfer enjoyed a short but successful stint. From the end of September to the end of January, the veteran golfer, with his brother on his side, posed seven consecutive top-10 finishes. The highlight of their partnership was their victory in the Andalusia Valderrama Masters in 2018.

Mike Kerr and Mark Chaney both were his bagmen before he decided to rope in Murray once again. So, at LIV Jeddah, it will be Murray who will guide him to his maiden individual win. With these frequent changes, perhaps it was not a surprise when Garcia allowed one of his fans to caddie for him. 

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206 days of persistent requests paid for this Sergio Garcia fan

For 206 days, Marc Johnson, an Englishman led a campaign. All by himself. The British tweeted tagging Sergio Garcia with a simple request of caddying for him.

Finally, one day Garcia gave in to the tenacity of the gentleman and let him carry his bags for the British Masters’ Pro-am in January 2017. The moving gesture earned him praise from his fans and the golf world. Fortunately, the veteran golfer was not planning on picking caddies from Twitter (now X).

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So, when Murray came back to caddie for Garcia in 2019, it was a surprise for some. For others, who knew them both, it was inevitable that Garcia would fall back on his long-time friend and partner once again.

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