A caddie is often a valued member of a professional player’s team, one who arrives at a tournament before the player to familiarize himself with the course and map its terrain into a yardage book.
A successful pro golfer’s caddie will be rewarded with a salary plus a percentage of the golfers’ winnings.
What do PGA caddies make?
Pros pay their caddies an agreed-upon weekly salary, typically in the $1,500-$2,000 range, which caddies use to pay for their own airfare, car rentals, lodging, food, etc. The deal hinges on the player’s performance. The better he plays, the more money the caddie makes.
Do professional golfers have their own caddies?
Pro golfers pay their caddies on an individual basis. As far as the PGA Tour is concerned, pro golfers and their caddies are considered independent contractors.
How much does Tiger Woods caddy get paid?
Forbes estimates that Woods made $43.3 million in 2017, and Golfworld calculates that he earns an average of $1,282 per shot. And the star appears to put his money to use.
Do golf caddies get paid?
The amount and manner in which caddies are compensated is one of the most frequently asked questions in golf. By most accounts, the average weekly base pay for caddies on the PGA Tour runs in the neighborhood of $1,800-$2,000 per week. On the LPGA, it’s closer to $1,200.