Get loose, @BKoepka!#FriendshipGoals pic.twitter.com/o1054O8Llo. Atthat time Tiger was winning six to seven tournaments a year. A lot of times hell tell me to slow down, slow my walk. A Pinkerton (security guard) said, You cant have that, its private property. I was baffled that hed say that. Brooks picked a winner & very loyal & truthful man to be by his side. Its easier to sleep, Elliott laughs. Number: 1394141; H Bauer Publishing, Company Number: LP003328 Of course, in his typical self-deprecating humor he quipped, Eight percent of nothing is not very much.. Elliot and Koepka at the 2016 Ryder Cup in Minnesota (Getty). Brooks Koepka's long-serving caddie Ricky Elliott details the working relationship he has with the four-time major champion.Subscribe to Golfing World for mo. After his current boss, Justin Thomas, clinched the 2022 PGA Championship in a playoff, Bones tucked the 18th-hole flag into the left pocket of his shorts. We have a lot of fun. Have known Ricky since he landed in Toledo to play college golf. During his previous life, he played at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Bender, and others, directed me to Mike Fluff Cowan. I think it might have been a European thing, Strickler muses. There was just something about him. I dont know how it happened, says Scott, who earned his third Masters flag working on the bag of Scottie Scheffler to go with the previous two he pocketed with Bubba Watson in 2012 and 2014. "What he's just done goes down in history," added Elliott. Well take our 3 and get out of here.. Koepka and Elliot took their partnership to a whole new level at the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament in May of 2017. Kept the bibs from the other wins and collected badges in a box at my house. Read next: Koepkas coach Claude Harmon III improves your driving, Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085; Bauer Radio Ltd, Company And on Thursday he was witness to a round of four-under 68. Brooks Koepka and his caddie, Ricky Elliott. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. BA1 1UA. It seemed like such a good way to engage your feel and I play golf all the time but Id never thought about that. Relationship-wise off the course, we get on well together, go on a few trips together. GOLF.com and GOLF Magazine are published by EB GOLF MEDIA LLC, a division of 8AM GOLF. He tired of screwing with the nut, growls The Growler. Oh, and he can work that kink out of your neck if you need him to as well. Whereas the Majors are played at tougher courses, with a lot more players there, and maybe you play safer than you do in the Tour events. Ive enjoyed having other people get joy from them rather than just collecting them.. All registered in England and Wales. Somewhere that my friends can come around and see it.. Other fresh duos populated Albanys fairways on Thursday, like the now-permanent team of Justin Thomas and Jim Bones Mackay or the new pair of Scottie Scheffler and Ted Scott, legendary longtime looper to Bubba Watson, who first joined Scheffler at the RSM Classic. Getty Images. Ive got a lot of respect for what they do, Chase said after the round. But its fun.. Surely, someone in the caddie yard could help piece the back story together. My job is to keep things light. These numbers offer up a baseline idea of what Elliott makes while working alongside Koepka, and were going to take a deeper dive into it. Which is unusual for a good athlete or player. Bath There was Nick DePaul, Big Brian (Bellenger) who was caddying for Isao Aoki, Dave Musgrove who was with Sandy Lyle, Peter Coleman with Bernhard Langer and Andy Prodger with Nick Faldo, Holt recalls. Asked for a picture of them, he apologizes and says he recently renovated his bar area and had not put them back up on the walls. (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports). He said, Go down there and grab the cup out of the green and that will be your souvenir. So, I did, and I use that cup in my house all the time to practice my putting. As he sees off a banner year that began in despair, Elliott confessed that his mind has already wandered to next years British Open, which will be played at Royal Portrush, the course where Elliott grew up (and posted a couple of 64s in his youth). How far is it to the pin? Koepka asked. His sticks had been stolen earlier this year, and on the rare occasion he played it was at Lake Nona in Orlando, where hed play out of the bag of his childhood pal Graeme McDowell. Its completely the opposite of what everyone else does.. I enjoy sharing them with people., Some hung in bars, others in the man caves of friends, and occasionally hed present it to a caddie master. She has 17 flags, but primarily collected caddie bibs, tickets and yardage books, which are stored in boxes at home. I had to say a sentence in English and I had to spell a word, and I just squeaked by that, Elliot said about the experience. Lake Nona resident and caddie Ricky Elliott feels lucky to have been able to play golf the last few weeks during this COVID-19 pandemic. I think its a bit of an honour to do it so he thought it would be good for golf to show that were not all beer-drinking, cigarette-smoking athletes anymore. 1. Elliott grew up with fellow Northern Irishman and Portrush native Graeme McDowell, and hes good friends with Ian Poulter too. St. Johns County (Florida) Sheriffs investigators said the fire started in an upstairs storage room where he kept part of his collection of golf memorabilia. I want to make a collage of them someday, she says. Ricky Elliot, Brooks Koepkas Caddie: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Please review our privacy policy here: https://heavy.com/privacy-policy/, Copyright 2023 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. For Phil not to follow the tradition was hugely disrespectful.. When Kaiser started feeling ill he thought of Greiner first because of his familiarity with Schauffele (the two are friends and frequent golf partners) and his week-to-week performance on Homas bag. He likes to have the umbrella and the rain gear in the bag, and I give a ton of respect to these guys because youre actually moving a lot faster than I thought we would. I know you cant! Elliott said. NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas Golf fans will recognize every player at this weeks Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods Bahamas invitational tournament. My heart was full of gratitude, and it was the natural thing for me to bow and show respect for the Masters.. Hell have three more days to keep up. As well as being well supported by actress wife Sims, he has an experienced caddie alongside him in the form of Northern Irishman, Ricky Elliott. He was great; it felt like we were at home playing a game on the same team, Schauffele said. Its made an event like the Ryder Cup, where the United States and Europe compete against one another, slightly awkward and a unique challenge for the native of Portrush in Northern Ireland. Required fields are marked *. Getty Brooks Koepka and caddie Ricky Elliott The success of Brooks Koepka on the PGA Tour in recent years has grabbed plenty of attention. Next up, I asked Joe LaCava, who started his career on the bag of his cousin, Ken Green, and went on to win a Masters in 1992 with Fred Couples and bagged a second yellow Masters flag in 2019 with Tiger Woods. Red Lobster was the destination of choice for several of those victory celebrations after Big Brian raved about the all-you-can-eat shrimp. In December, that meant a maiden ski trip to Colorado. When he hits a bad shot, he never gives me any grief. He had started working as a caddie for Lafeber, a Dutchmen, in 2008, and had started making a name for himself. Every week on virtually every tour, the winning caddie grabs the flag on 18. Now Koepka aims to repay his beloved caddie, 42, after The Open returned to . The Tiger flag is tucked away in a safe deposit box, in case the house burns down, which could happen, says LaCava. Although the pay for being a caddie is certainly nice when golfers are winning or making cuts, there are obviously plenty of times when things dont go as smoothly. Then he adds, Back in the day it was just the majors. He might have changed his body a little bit and worked out a little more, but apart from that we both get out there and Ill do my homework and hell practise away. "He's just one of the best players and to be honest he goes out there and thinks that.". Mickelsons first major flag from the2004 Masters went there, four months Unlike most European caddies, he hasnt hitched his wagon to a European golfer. It was one of those dark areas where there was no timetable on his comeback. Portrush caddie Ricky Elliott could become one Irish golf's highest earners this season and pocket more than $1m (880,000) after helping Brooks Koepka win three Majors in 14 months. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images). He loves links golf with a particular love of Royal Dornoch and Kingsbarns. https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2018/12/13/19th-hole-behind-brooks-caddie-ricky-elliott-reveals-secrets-to-koepkas-success/, Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic islands, Central America, Top 50 Classic Courses in Great Britain & Ireland, Top 50 Modern Courses in Great Britain & Ireland, New Rules of Golf: 15 things you need to know for 2019, Major mentality: Brooks Koepka sits atop golf world with chip on shoulder, The Forecaddie: Expect Rory McIlroy to remain fixture on European Tour, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. While, Ill tell you what, full-time caddies out here? All rights reserved. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is still under review. Not every player lets his caddie keep the flag. GOLF.com and GOLF Magazine are published by EB GOLF MEDIA LLC, a division of 8AM GOLF, Why billionaires, brothers and best mates are caddying on Tour this week, 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational tee times: Round 1 groupings for Thursday, 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational: How to watch, TV schedule, streaming, tee times, Absolutely horrendous: Xander Schauffele explains Bay Hills juicy rough, Meet the new GOLF Top 100 Teachers of America, Is a 7-wood, 3-hybrid or 3-iron most suitable for your game? (Some say this is where the saying Winner, winner, chicken dinner was coined.). Last updated on 20 May 201920 May 2019.From the section Golf. He doesnt think he has it all. 1 player in the world. He is from Portrush in Northern Ireland. With his usual caddie Mark Urbanek at home with his wife, who is expecting a child, Finau took the opportunity to hire his friend Ryan Smith who just happens to own the Utah Jazz. Please review our privacy policy here: https://heavy.com/privacy-policy/, Copyright 2023 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Ricky Elliott is a caddie and has been one for Brooks Koepka for quite a while now. I feel very fortunate that Im able to do that here with the weather being so good.. Elliott was on the bag for Dutchman Maarten Lafeber and 2003 Open Champion Ben Curtis before starting work with Koepka in 2013. LIV Golfer Moves Back Inside World's Top 50, Two More LIV Players Drop Out Of World's Top 100, These 2022 Golf Products Are About To Be ReplacedGrab A Bargain, Sergio Garcia Opens Up On 'Very Sad' McIlroy Fallout, I Tracked Every Shot Of Tiger Woods' Warm-Up, Rick Shiels' Ultimate 30 Minute Range Session, Fall in love this February with a Golf Monthly subscription. His age is 42 years old. The pin was back right and there was trouble long left and right, Elliott recalled. To caddies of his era such as his pal Neil Oxman, that flag was golfs version of the Honus Wagner baseball card, a priceless object of affection. I get all the numbers and do all the book work. When Edwards began dating his second wife, Marsha, she once lit a match too close to him. If he's found guilty of the charges, he could face up to 20 years in prison. So, now Ive taken the whole pole., Cayce Kerr caddied for 35 years on the PGA Tour, at over 125 majors, for 14 major winners, including nine Hall of Famers and six former World No. Would love your thoughts, please comment. Dylan Dethier is a senior writer for GOLF Magazine/GOLF.com. I dont want to say anything, said Edwards, but Ive been burned before.. Yet, Kerr was never a flag collector. Holes it, two-shot lead, Elliott said, still awestruck. He just eyeballs it a lot. The U.S. team won the Ryder Cup that year, beating Europe 17-11. How much do you think that signed flag by Watson would go for today at auction? Oxman wonders. but its all in good fun.. No caddie has enjoyed his winning flag quite like Ted Scott, who posted a video of himself with the 18th-hole flag and pole from this Aprils Masters on his tractor, motorcycle and while brushing his teeth among other random things. The starting point seemed obvious. Ricky Elliott, longtime caddie for Brooks Koepka, is one step ahead of him. At the Masters and The Open, he didnt putt well all week. Must be nice to get out and get a breath of fresh air that we as golfers all crave these days. Elliott caddied for Curtis when he won the Texas Open back in 2012, and he was on Fitzpatricks bag during the 2014 Masters at Augusta National. As they detail, the exact percentage can depend on how well a player finishes, although that may have changed a bit of late. But Cowan made a point to keep flags from wins alongside Jim Furyk at the 2010 Tour Championship and 2003 U.S. Open that one, however, isnt from 18. Elliott, in a recent interview with the Irish Times, called Koepka "one of my best friends.' Koepka said, with Elliott's local knowledge, he's simply letting him call the shots on the course. Primary Navigation - Desktop (Horizontal). "It will be special for Ricky. Hes also a billionaire. For his part, Elliot was prepared for the reception he might get from some of his fellow caddies once the tournament started. "I've played there a lot growing up but Brooks hits the ball differently than the lines I hit it on," said Elliott, who is good friends with another Portrush native, former US Open champion Graeme McDowell. After attending the University of Toledo on a golf scholarship, Elliott tried to make it as a professional before accepting an assistant professional's post at Lake Nona in Orlando. The USGA sent it to me. Then they were like, Do you want the pole? I said theres no way I can take it home with me. Published on June 24, 2020 01:51 PM. Brooks Koepka and caddie Ricky Elliott. "Obviously Rick kind of. Ill be getting plenty of good needle, he said at the time. Jim Bones Mackay was on the bag for his sixth major at the PGA Championship in May, but this flag likely means the most to him and will get top-shelf status. I think he feels he did everything he could and there was just a better guy who beat him. Thus, the 10 realities down beneath might help you all sort out who he truly is. He knows pretty much what the winds playing and it would be like if he was playing, just probably a little different clubs. That last bit was a subtle dig. It was Allan Robertson in 1850. He did secure the flag when Baker-Finch won his British, and he has some Ryder Cup flags, too. Elliotts been playing with some buddies who work for different airlines who are also temporarily out of work due to the pandemic. Elliott figures he played more golf in the month of April than he did in the past seven years. Hes had the same manager, coaches, and same caddie for the last six years. He was always willing to play with our kids @ Stone Oak & it was nice to see him again at Crooked Stick couple yrs. I cant get a 5-iron there, Koepka pressed. Not everyone will like it, 5 ways the PGA Tour just got better (and 3 ways it got worse! He says he never considered sitting out, but Elliots decision to be an official member of the American team in an international tournament was a rare move. I wasnt great, Elliott said with a laugh. He keeps it light, said the American ahead of The Open at Royal Portrush in 2019.. He knows not to talk about golf while were out there. I have the memories. Elliott told his man to hit a 5-iron. He grew up with 2010 US Open champion Graeme McDowell and is also close friends with Ian Poulter. Its fast-paced. Koepka was also in Europe at the time and in 2013 was playing on the European Tour. 1s. Obviously, the crowd came out the whole weekend thinking the event was over, people not knowing golf, and all of a sudden they had a game on their hands late in the fourth quarter so they are obviously going to be hoping for the underdogs.". When Couples rallied to win the 2012 Senior British Open at Turnberry, Kerr took the flag into the caddie shack and said to longtime caddie master Willie McDine, This flag belongs in bonnie Scotland., Tom Watsons caddie Bruce Edwards who is stricken with Lou Gehrigs disease takes a break during the second round of the Champions Tour Jeld-Wen Tradition at the Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club. Theres all these little things that he does as he prepares that now Im curious about, Greiner said. The latest Tweets from Ricky Elliott (@RickyElliott): "The Open coming back home to Portrush. Elliot on the other hand, is a grizzled Irishman, who has seen his fair share of golf courses. He shot three-under 69. I think its a little bit to do with because I was playing at such a high level, and then when I started caddying my game dropped off, I was just never really interested, because the competition had left after I was doing mini Tours. 845898). | RoboTest, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. If he somehow pops off the British Open at Portrush, he said, I dont think Im going to be able to work for the rest of the year. Gwk, (Note: This story appears in the December issue of Golfweek.). Hes been tremendous. Koepka had a one-stroke lead over his idol, Adam Scott, and Tiger Woods was charging. He found himself in need of a caddie when his regular caddie ran into some visa problems. Its really smart and simple.. Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough. Visit our corporate site. He can tell, just body language. I didnt get the flag, but I got the cup.. Just a few holes into the year in Hawaii, a wrist injury benched his man for three months. "It was worrying. - Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this page, we never allow this to influence product selections. Man, I hope I get one of those He gave the 18th-hole flag from their major together to Furyk, and the club presented him with the flag from the eighth hole at Olympia Fields in Chicago. Obviously Rick kind of knows what Im doing before I even do it, but Chase is a hell of a player anyway, he said. Related: US PGA Championship 2020 preview. Elliot went on to caddie for Koepka at the Masters in 2015, 2016 and 2017 with Koepkas best finish coming in 2017 when he finished in tied for 11th. He remembers going to the home of caddie Paul Fusco, who has looped since 1993 and works for Sei Young Kim on the LPGA these days, in the late 1990s, and his walls were decorated with flags from tournaments hed won with Vijay Singh (1993 and 95 Buick Classic among Fuscos 27 victories). One moment stood out for Elliott as emblematic of the Koepka motif, that ability to summon brilliance while exhibiting the unflappable calm of a stoned frat boy. For Ricky Elliott, 2018 ended much as it began: going downhill fast. "We just had to block it out and keep talking between ourselves," Elliott said of the chants. Elliott grew up in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Justin Rose caddie Gareth Lord looks over the yardage book from the third tee during the first round of the 2020 Masters. He was as of late tried positive for COVID-19 on the PGA Tour. Ive got most of mine.. Obviously were social distancing and taking the whole thing seriously, its just good for the mind to get out there with a little fresh air, Elliott said. I was so jacked up at the time, I said, Ill tell you what, if you can get it from me, you can have it., Justin Thomas and his caddie Jim Bones Mackay share a laugh before the trophy ceremony in the aftermath of Thomass victory at the 2022 PGA Championship. Apart from that one tee shot on 12 (at the Masters) that he would have loved to have had back, he didnt hit a bad shot in the last round. Brooks Koepka has picked up multiple big wins on the PGA Tour and we broke down the latest on how much money his caddie, Ricky Elliott makes. Elliott came to the U.S. for college, and he attended the University of Toledo in Ohio. And with that, Elliot had found himself a new job, one he still has nearly five years later. His usual caddie Mick Donaghy recently bought a home is Leicester and opted out of the weeks action, which meant he got the chance to bring in a buddy for the job. Then therewas Englands Billy Foster, who finally tasted victory at a major after 40 years on the bag and kissed the flag in the lower right corner as Matt Fitzpatrick was victorious at the U.S. Open in June. Hes like a little brother to me at times. Going beyond that, Golfweek explained that most caddies cover their own travel expenses, as they typically arent factored into pay. It will be special for me. Take 2018 for example: Koepka won both the US Open and US PGA, as well as six top 10s, which brought in over $7m. What about the Masters flag from 1997 with Tiger Woods? 2 during the final round of the 1999 US Open Championship twin the title. Share Tweet Pin Email Ricky Elliott (born in the year 1978 or 1979) is mostly known as the caddie of the famous American golfer, Brooks Koepka. Obviously, you could never say he was going to do this, but there was always something that was different about him.". What does Greiner do differently than Kaiser? Around that same time Koepka and Elliot met each other at a PGA driving range. As of Saturday night, with the third round of the 2017 US Open coming to an end, American Brooks Koepka sits tied for second. He also went to college in the states at the University of Toledo in Ohio. https://golfweek.usatoday.com/lists/18th-hole-flag-becoming-caddie-trophy/, Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic islands, Central America, Top 50 Classic Courses in Great Britain & Ireland, Top 50 Modern Courses in Great Britain & Ireland, PGA Tour approves radical schedule changes, reducing fields in elevated events and ending cuts, Drivers used by PGA Tour pros ranked in the top 10 in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, Best irons for 2023 for every handicap and playing style. Tiger Woods talks with his caddie, Mike Fluff Cowan, before teeing off during the final round of the 1998 PGA Championship. Koepka is now a LIV Golf player, of course, and the American has enjoyed a profitable time so far on the new circuit, winning the event in Jeddah in October 2022 to claim the $4 first prize. Tee to green he was amazing. VAT no 918 5617 01 By Eric Todisco. 16th Jul 2019, 7:13pm Brooks Koepka and his caddy Ricky Elliott during a practice round at Royal Portrush. The Ulsterman was part of all four of Koepkas Major victories at the 2017 and 2018 US Open, and the PGA Championship wins in 2018 and 2019. Elliot is slightly different than his fellow caddies though. I havent changed what I do from six years ago and I dont think he has either. Elliott was a good golfer in his own right, winning titles such as the Ulster Boys Championship and the Ulster Youth Championship as well as representing Ireland at the 1990 European Youths Championship. It was 220 yards to the middle of the green. He didnt have a choice, I have news for you, LaCava said before breaking into a story about what happened after he walked off the 18th green with the flag and pole in 1992. Kerr tells the story about how Edwards commandeered the 1982 U.S. Open flag from the par-3 17th hole at Pebble Beach. Together they have brought Koepka up to the top level of golfers and with Elliots help, Koepka has started racking up some of his first major tournament wins. (Adam Schupak/Golfweek). With this news, numerous individuals are pondering exactly who this caddie is. Thats where Watson had a delicate chip in the final round from the rough left of the hourglass-shaped green. 1 player in the world. Im not certain where the tradition of caddies removing the flag from the 18th green started, Williams says. So many interviews, so many stories but little in the way of a lead let alone a definitive answer on how this became a thing. And what exactly does he do with all these keepsakes? Thats why it can be jarring to see an unfamiliar figure toting the bag of a top player. Brooks Koepka and caddie Ricky Elliott on the third green during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open (Getty). Here are your options. I was so jacked up, LaCava recalls. at Bethpage on Sunday, Koepka will head to Pebble Beach next month looking for a third consecutive US Open victory - a feat only previous achieved by Scotsman Willie Anderson from 1903 to 1905. [Mick] has got stuff to sort out at home after a long year and its nice to share this experience with my best mate, Hugo, on the bag, Hatton told Martin Dempster of the Scotsman. Cuban /Allsport), Graeme McDowell celebrates victory on the 18th green with his caddy Ken Comboy during the final round of the 2013 Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris. In 2013 Elliot was in between gigs in Europe, having spent the past few years working for Maarten Lafeber and Ben Curtis. Weve played enough golf rounds together that its very comfortable. "I'm excited to get over there," Koepka said. These are brothers, after all. That means guaranteed money for the guy on the bag. The 42-year-old eventually moved into caddying and worked for the likes of 2003 Open champion Ben Curtis before the job opportunity which would change his life at the 2013 US PGA. Kerr, who brags that he has caddied for 35 years on Tour, at over 125 majors, for 14 major winners, including nine Hall of Famers and six former World No. What will he do if he wins a fifth major someday? With Elliots help, Fitzpatrick ended up finishing tied for 52nd. I must have 600-700 of them, laid them out once and it was the size of two king-size beds., Theyre on display in the pro shop at Cove Cay Golf Club in Clearwater, Florida, where he still caddies. But at this weeks Hero World Challenge, an intriguing array of fill-ins dot the course. The job of a caddie is a lot more than just totting around a golfers bag. He has scarcely unveiled any insights about his significant other. Bones didnt participate in Shipnucks book, and when asked to confirm these details from the unauthorized biography, he declined. 18 to post two-under 70; he sits four shots off the lead. I wouldnt want anybody else on my bag, I know that. I obviously lost the love of me playing it but Im starting to find it again a little bit. The Northern Irishman attempted to make it as a pro on the mini-tour circuit in America before becoming a caddie, a choice that has reaped dividends in recent years. I know the deal., Just keeping up, he said. It all depends on the circumstances. But he also didnt refute them. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. He is dynamic on Instagram. Koepka wasnt feeling right and who better than his trusted caddie to get things back on track? Brooks Koepka celebrates with caddie Ricky Elliott on the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills. Brooks Koepka Caddies Salary: How Much Money Does Ricky Elliott Make? Makes my job very easy.. (Image credit: Getty Images) Someone like Pete Bender, who worked his first tournament for Frank Beard at the 1969 Lucky Strike International in San Francisco. Matt Cradock. US Open 2017: Tiebreaker Rules & Playoff Format. He always wants to know the yardage and where the wind is. And who can forget Japans Shota Hayafujis beautiful gesture: removing his hat and bowing his head after claiming the flag at Augusta National last April following Hideki Matsuyamas triumph. Powered by. Elliott is from Portrush, Northern Ireland, host of this years Open Championship. Hes not a very demanding guy on or off the golf course. "I'm sure he heard it. Ricky Elliot is Brooks Koepka's caddie, an amateur chiropractor and one of the few European caddies to ever caddie for an American at the Ryder Cup. 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