Meet Mark Fulcher: Billy Horschel’s Caddie

 

Meet Billy Horschel's Caddie
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Billy Horschel is a long-time veteran on the PGA tour. He’s a phenomenal player with exceptional ball-striking abilities. In addition to great ball striking, he’s also a sneakily good putter. In fact, I personally call him the ‘Birdman’ because he’s fully capable of making any birdie put on any green, no matter how far it may be. Billy currently has 6 PGA tour wins as is currently ranked 17 in the official world golf rankings. There’s no denying that Billy’s talent and skill are major factors in his success but we all know that behind every golfer’s success, there’s a person working closely to help them make the best decisions and minimize errors on the golf course. Let’s take some time to get to know Billy Horschel’s Caddie.

Who is Billy Horschel’s Caddie?

Billy Horschel’s caddie is Mark "Fooch" Fulcher. Fulcher, also a veteran on tour, is most well-known for his long partnership with Justin Rose. The two had partnered for 11 years and had secured 8 victories in that time. Those wins include the 2013 US Open, where Rose won by 2 shots with a final score of +2 (plus two).

When did Mark "Fooch" Fulcher start caddying for Billy Horschel?

It’s been tough to pin down an exact date for when Mark Fulcher started caddying for Billy Horschel but we can deduce that Fulcher started on Horschel’s bag between May 2021 and September 2021. After caddying for Rose, Fulcher partnered with Francesco Molinari for about 19 months then separated. The two separated due to unmet expectations. Fulcher was then seen on the bag for Billy Horschel ahead of the race to Dubai in September 2021. Fulcher set some really aggressive goals for Horschel and Horschel fully bought into that plan.

How much does Mark Fulcher make caddying for Billy Horschel?

Because caddie compensation is performance-based, a caddie can earn very different wages from one year to the next. For that reason, we’ll focus on how much Mark Fulcher earned while caddying for Billy Horschel in the 2021-2022 season. The formula used in this estimate is what 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 Mark Fulcher may have made somewhere in the neighborhood of $421,307 while caddying for Billy Horschel in the 2021-2022 season on the PGA Tour.

Here's the breakdown of how much money Fooch made in 2022 caddying for Billy Horschel

Tournament

Finish

Billy Horschel's Earnings

% of Earnings

Mark Fulcher's Earnings

World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba

T33

$37,594

5%

$1,880

QBE Shootout *

T2

$560,000

7%

$39,200

Sentry Tournament of Champions

T23

$116,000

5%

$5,800

Sony Open in Hawaii

T36

$35,700

5%

$1,785

Farmers Insurance Open

T11

$195,300

5%

$9,765

WM Phoenix Open

T6

$287,000

7%

$20,090

The Honda Classic

T16

$106,533

5%

$5,327

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

T2

$908,000

7%

$63,560

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

T9

$220,000

7%

$15,400

Masters Tournament

43

$55,500

5%

$2,775

RBC Heritage

T21

$83,920

5%

$4,196

Zurich Classic of New Orleans

2

$489,700

7%

$34,279

PGA Championship

68

$25,000

5%

$1,250

Memorial Tournament

1

$2,160,000

10%

$216,000

Grand Total

21

$5,280,247

6%

$421,307

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