Meet Joel Stock: Will Zalatoris' New Caddie

 

Will Zalatoris is a budding star on the PGA tour. His masterful performance at the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open put his entire skill set on full display. Zalatoris posted a 72-hole score of 15 under par (-15). This was due to a missed putt on the 18th that just slipped slightly left at the end. The most bizarre of events came afterward when Zalatoris entered a playoff with Luke List to declare a winner. Both players found the same bunker and were within inches of each other. After List had played his shot, it was time for Will Zalatoris and his caddie to repair the lie as closely as possible to its original state. Zalatoris’ caddie put on a great display of steady hands by raking within, what seemed like centimeters of Zalatoris’ ball without touching it. Though Zalatoris didn’t win in the end, we know that we’ll see him in contention again soon, as long as he continues to get sound advice from his caddie. Let’s get to Will Zalatoris’ caddie.

Who is Will Zalatoris’ New Caddie?

Will Zalatoris’ caddie is now Joel Stock. Joel stock is a veteran caddie and has been on the PGA tour since 2009. Like most of  the caddies on tour, Joes Stock has deep roots in Golf and even played competitively at the collegiate level. Stock Played for the University of Oregon for 4 year. One interesting fact about Joel stock is that he actually toured the country as a musician. He and his brothers formed a band called the Stock Brothers. 

When did Ryan Goble start caddying for Will Zalatoris?

Joel Stock caddying for will Zalatoris is a very recent partnership. In August 2022, Zalatoris ended a partnership with his long-time caddie and friend Ryan Gobel. The two were partnered together for Zalatoris' entire professional career but decided to part ways following some rough on-course issues. Joel Stock

How much does Joel Stock, Will Zalatoris’ caddie, make a year?

Because this partnership is so new, there's not enough data to accurately reflect how much Joel Stock makes caddying for Will Zaltoris. For now, we will use Ryan Gobel's previous payment data. As refresher, a caddie’s pay is based solely on the player’s performance so we can expect annual pay to fluctuate quite a bit. To determine how much Ryan Goble made while caddying for Will Zalatoris in 2021, 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, Ryan Goble should have made close to $260,552 while caddying for Zalatoris in 2021.

Here's the breakdown of how much money Rob Goble made in 2021 caddying for Will Zalatoris

Tournament

Finish

Will Zalatoris' Earnings

% of Winnings

Ryan Goble's Earnings

U.S. Open (2020)

6

$429,951

7%

$30,097

Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (2020)

8

$117,000

5%

$8,190

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

5

$287,000

5%

$20,090

Bermuda Championship

16

$61,000

5%

$3,050

Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN

52

$17,208

7%

$860

Farmers Insurance Open

7

$235,625

7%

$16,494

Waste Management Phoenix Open

17

$104,025

5%

$5,201

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

55

$18,096

7%

$905

The Genesis Invitational

15

$151,125

7%

$7,556

World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession

22

$100,833

7%

$5,042

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

10

$195,300

5%

$13,671

THE PLAYERS Championship

21

$183,750

5%

$9,188

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

28

$75,000

7%

$3,750

Masters Tournament (2021)

2

$1,242,000

5%

$86,940

RBC Heritage

42

$24,495

7%

$1,225

AT&T Byron Nelson

17

$119,475

5%

$5,974

PGA Championship

8

$263,000

5%

$18,410

Charles Schwab Challenge

59

$16,875

5%

$844

Rocket Mortgage Classic

77

$14,325

5%

$716

 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

8

$290,000

5%

$20,300

Wyndam Championship

29$41,0135%$2,051

Grand Total

24

$3,987,086 

6%

$260,553 

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