Meet the caddie: Matthew Achatz
How long have you caddied?
Players I’ve caddied for…
Jim Herman, Rocco Mediate, Matt Bettencourt and David Mathis
St. Clair, Michigan
Did you play college golf?
Where did you play?
St. Clair County Community College
What is your greatest golf memory?
The first time I ever broke 40 for nine holes. Holed out a pitching wedge for a 2 on the par-4 eighth hole at Pine Shores Golf Course. Then parred No. 9 for a 38! It was the first time myself or any of my friends ever broke 40.
What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Working the 2008 U.S. Open for Rocco Mediate. We eventually lost in a playoff to Tiger Woods.
What is the best part about being a caddie?
Building friendships and helping someone to achieve their professional goals.
What are your hobbies/passions outside of caddying?
Hiking with my dog, any type of home improvement work and taking naps.
What three golf players would fill out your dream foursome?
Payne Stewart, Ben Hogan, Phil Mickelson.
Greatest golf shot you have personally witnessed on tour?
In 2008, we were the final group in the U.S. Open on Saturday. To be standing in the fairway, 250 yards away and watch Tiger make that insane eagle putt on No. 13 was one of the craziest moments I’ve experienced on tour.