Meet Scott McKean: Cameron Young’s Caddie

 

Cameron Young (left) and his caddie Scott McKean (right))
Cameron Young (left) and his caddie Scott McKean (right) / Credit: @scott.mckean


Cameron Young is a young rookie playing on the 2021-2022 season of  the PGA tour. In just 9 starts on the PGA tour, he’s managed to secure second place finishes at the Sanderson Farms Championship and the Genesis Invitational. These scores roll nicely into 5 top 30 finishes so far for the season. This performance is good enough for him to have already earned nearly two million dollars so far for the 2021-2022 season. His Journey to the PGA tour was the traditional route taken by most of the big stars on the tour but he has worked really hard to get himself on the Korn Ferry tour by playing in Monday qualifiers. With no status on the Korn Ferry Tour, he played so well that he won back to back weeks, securing him a Top 20 spot on the Korn Ferry money list and his PGA tour card. There’s absolutely no doubt that his strong performance is due to all of the hard work he’s put in over the years. It also helps that golf runs very deep in his family. He’s also the son of David Young, head pro at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, and his mother was also a teaching professional in the past. These are all factors that contribute to his playing ability and performance but here we like to highlight the person our PGA professionals trust the most to make crucial decisions under the most stressful circumstances. Let’s get to know Cameron Young’s caddie.

Who is Cameron Young’s caddie?

Cameron Young’s caddie is Scott McKean. McKean has a slightly different background than most of the caddies on the PGA tour. Though McKean grew up caddying and playing competitive golf in the Philadelphia area, he was not on the golf team at his alma mater, Wake Forest. At Wake Forest, Scott McKean was playing club hockey. This doesn’t mean that golf was far removed from his routine. In fact, up until he became Cameron Young’s permanent caddie, McKean was still trying to play his way onto the Korn Ferry Tour by competing in Monday qualifiers.

When did Scott McKean Become Cameron Young’s caddie?

Scott McKean started caddying for Cameron Young permanently in June of 2021. At the time, Young was still playing to earn status on the Korn Ferry tour and McKean was working in corporate America. The two were best friends in college and McKean is also obsessed with golf which makes the decision easier to make. The relationship between golfer and caddie is of high importance so having someone that you’ve known for a long time and enjoy being around, makes the game much easier. 

How much does Scott McKean, Cameron Young’s caddie, make a year?

As we know very well, a caddie’s pay is based solely on the player’s performance. Because the pay is performance based, we can expect annual pay to fluctuate quite a bit. To determine how much Scott McKean made while caddying for Cameron Young in the 2021-2022 season, we’ll use the formula most tour players use for paying their caddies: 5% of earnings if the player places outside the top 10, 7% if the player finishes within the top 10, and 10% if the player finishes in 1st place. Based on this information, we estimate that Scott McKean could have made close to $169,204 while caddying for Young in the 2021-2022 season.

Here's the breakdown of how much money Scott McKean made in 2022 caddying for Cameron Young

Tournament

Finish

Cameron Young's Earnings

% of Earnings

Scott McKean's Earnings

Sanderson Farms Championship

T2$623,0007%$43,610

The RSM Classic

T29

$44,190

5%

$2,210

The American Express

T40

$27,014

5%

$1,351

Farmers Insurance Open

T20

$95,508

5%

$4,775

 WM Phoenix Open

T26

$58,630

5%

$2,932

Genesis Invitational

T2$1,068,0007%$74,760

Honda Classic

T16$106,5335%$5,327

Arnold Palmer Invitational

T13$228,0005%$11,400

RBC Heritage

T3$326,2865%$16,314

Grand Total

17

$2,557,875

6%

$169,204

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