Meet the caddies: Gary Matthews

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How long have you caddied?
16 years

Players I’ve caddied for…
Tim Clark, Camilo Villegas, Sergio Garcia, Trevor Immelman, Anthony Kim, Brendan De Jonge, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, Luke Donald and Charles Schwartzel

Harare, Zimbabwe

Childhood hometown…
Durban, South Africa

High school attended…
Empangeni High School, Class of 1990

Did you play college golf?

Where did you play?
University of Arizona, 1993-1997

What is your greatest golf memory?
Caddying in the Presidents Cup in South African in 2003. Getting to met Nelson Mandela there was my biggest memory.

What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
The 2003 Presidents Cup in South Africa.

What is the best part about being a caddie?
Getting to meet Nelson Mandela.

Favorite professional golfer growing up?
Nick Price

Favorite city to visit?
Cape Town, South Africa

Favorite course to caddie? 
Harbour Town, Hilton Head

Favorite course to play?
Black Wolf Run in Kolher, Wisconsin

Professional interests outside of golf?

Favorite food? 

Favorite beverage?

Favorite restaurant?
Mitch’s Sushi in Honolulu, Hawaii

Favorite bar?
Happiest House in Dallas, TX

Favorite sports team?
Oklahoma Sooners, Dallas Cowboys

Favorite movie?

Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player?
Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, and Tiger Woods

Hobbies outside of golf?
Cooking, Sports Gambling, running

What is your golf handicap? 

Do you have any side businesses that you own or operate? 
Selling sports equipment

Who is your inspirational role model? 

Alternate career choice and why? 
Owner of a small restaurant, I love people cooking.

What has been the biggest highlight of your caddying career? 
2 Presidents Cup, 2 Wins of the playoffs, 2nd FedEx Cup (2008), 2 South Africa Open wins

What is your favorite stop on Tour and why? 
Hilton Head, easy course to walk after being a Augusta, condos to rent and enjoyable to unwind

What is your favorite restaurant on Tour and why? 
Mitch’s Sushi in Honolulu, Best sushi on the island

Where do you reside during off season? 
Dallas, Texas

What is one thing about you that most people would be surprised to know? 
Run half and full marathons

Greatest golf shot you have personally witnessed on Tour? 
Camilo Villegas 2nd shot into 17teen to set up for birdie to get himself in a playoff at Tour Championship.


  1. Hey Gary, just found this site…What a great job you have…Proud of you. Are you carrying in this year’s masters (2019)?….I’m sitting down to watch now and looking for you, but not sure who’s bag your on…Maybe we’ll see you up in Washington one day…For now, take care and kick Tiger in the balls for me…LOL……Cheers

  2. Hi Gary,
    I hope you remember me from RichardsBay/Empangeni. I’m Steve Smith . Played league for the bay for a few years . Friend of your dad, and Dawie Louw.
    Enough about me. My son Greg, who is a 0 hcp, would really like to become a caddy. He came across to USA last year to have a caddy experience with Ryan Palmer and his caddy at Waste management in Arizona. He really enjoyed it.
    I thought you may know someone who is looking for a caddy, for when Covid dies down ? Or what you would recommend?
    Looks like your doing well , an nice to see Charl’s golf is back on track.
    I hope you don’t mind me sending you this message. 👍

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