Meet the caddies: Gary Matthews
How long have you caddied?
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
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?
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?
Mitch’s Sushi in Honolulu, Hawaii
Happiest House in Dallas, TX
Favorite sports team?
Oklahoma Sooners, Dallas Cowboys
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?
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.