Meet the caddie: Matt Minister

Twitter Handle
@buddarev

Instagram Handle
@matt.minister

How long have you caddied?
15 years

Players I’ve caddied for…
Patrick Cantlay, Sangmoon Bae, Nick Price, Chris Smith, Joe Durant, David Eger, Chip Beck, Eric Compton, Jeff Sluman and Chris Kirk

Childhood hometown…
Worthington, Ohio

High school 
Thomas Worthington

Did you play college golf?
Yes

Where did you play?
The Ohio State University

What is your greatest golf memory?
Finishing the 2002 Open Championship at Muirfield and then going out and playing North Berwick with three great friends that Sunday evening. Amazing day of golf!

What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Winning the 2002 Buick Classic with Chris Smith. We were longtime friends and to see him succeed was an incredible feeling!

What is the best part about being a caddie?
The friendships I have created. Met so many people that I still remain in touch with today. Caddies, players, volunteers and pro-am partners.

Favorite professional golfer growing up? 
Jack Nicklaus

Favorite city to visit?
Washington, DC

Favorite course to caddie? 
Riviera

Favorite course to play? 
Augusta National GC

Professional interests outside of golf? 
Lawn Mowing

Favorite food? 
Mexican

Favorite beverage? 
Beer

Favorite restaurant? 
Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill

Favorite bar? 
Square Grouper

Favorite sports team? 
St. Louis Cardinals, Ohio State Buckeyes

Favorite movie? 
Shawshank

Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player? 
Nicklaus, Woods, Price

Hobbies outside of golf? 
Music, love seeing live music. Other sports, enjoy seeing any games while on the road, being a good husband and father 

Any other information you would like for us to know that we may have not previously known?
I have a family and I miss them very much when I am on the road, no matter how much fun it looks like I am having.

What is your golf handicap? 
2

Who is your inspirational role model? 
Jack Nicklaus

Do you have a nickname on Tour and what is the story behind how it was given to you?
Rev, it was given to be in college based off my last name. First player I worked with on Tour was a college friend so the nickname came with me.

What has been the biggest highlight of your caddying career? 
Winning the Memorial Tournament with Cantlay. It is where I group up and went starting at age 7.

What is your favorite stop on Tour and why? 
Heritage, laid back atmosphere and great golf course.

What is your favorite restaurant on Tour and why? 
Fidel’s at Torrey. Great Mexican food, cool vibe

Where do you reside during off season? 
Jupiter, Florida…what off season?

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