Meet Jon Rahm’s Caddie Adam Hayes

 

Jon Rahm (left) and his caddie (right)
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John Rahm is a professional on the PGA Tour, well known for his aggressive playing style and will to win. Rahm has been on tour since 2016 and has racked up an incredible 15 wins worldwide and won 8 times on the PGA Tour. Originally from Spain, Rahm is often compared to Seve Ballesteros and well recognized for making putts under pressure. Jon Rahm is also regarded as the best left-to-right putter on Tour and continues to prove that to be true each week he tees it up. Though all his success is in large part due to his incredible skill set and dedication to the game, we can attribute a good portion of that success to the relationship he has with his caddie. Let’s get to know Jon Rahm’s caddie.

Who is John Rahm’s Caddie?

John Rahm’s caddie is Adam Hayes. Like many of the caddies on tour, Hayes has a strong golf background. He was a member of the University of Central Florida golf team from 1997-199, he was able to tie the schools 18-hole record of 65. Hayes is also a seasoned veteran of caddying, having caddies for about 24 years. He started his caddie career on the LPGA, where he spent 4 years caddying for a few players including Jill McGill and Aree Song. After his time on the LPGA Tour, Hayes made the quantum leap to the PGA Tour and has caddied for some notable players over the course of his career. Hayes has been on the bag for Russel Henley, Jason Dufner, Vaughn Taylor and Webb Simpson, to name a few. Hayes is also a very well-respected member of the Association of Professional Caddies of the PGA Tour.

When did Adam Hayes start caddying for Jon Rahm?

Adam Hayes began caddying for Jon Rahm in October of 2016 at the Safeway Open. Before partnering with Rahm, Hayes was on the bag for Russel Henley and was hesitant about the opportunity to work with Jon Rahm. At the time, Rohm was just making is debut on the PGA tour. The concern was more about the chemistry the two would have so Hayes flew out to Phoenix  to play a few rounds with Rahm and, after a few days, realized that they connected well. The rest, as we know, is history. The two have proven to be a truly successful partnership, culminating with Rahm becoming the number 1 player in the world after his win at the Farmers in 2020.

How much does Jon Rahm’s caddie, Adam Hayes Make?

There’s no true way to calculate or predict how much caddies will make in a given year, because their earnings depend heavily on performance. This means that from one year to the next, Adam Hayes’ earnings could be vastly different. With that in mind, we’ll get an idea of how much he’s made in one season by looking at his earnings during the 2021-2022 season on the PGA tour. The payment model most caddies have are as follows: The caddie makes 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. Using this model, we can estimate that Adam Hayes made $540,289 in 2022 on the PGA Tour.

Here's the breakdown of how much money Adam Hayes made in 2022 caddying for Jon Rahm

Tournament

Finish

Jon Rahm's Earnings

% of Earnings

Adam Hayes' Earnings

Sentry Tournament of Champions

2

$810,000

7%

$56,700

The American Express

T14

$207,100

5%

$10,355

Farmers Insurance Open

T3

$445,200

7%

$31,164

WM Phoenix Open

T10

$198,850

7%

$13,920

The Genesis Invitational

T21

$125,880

5%

$6,294

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

T17

$183,000

5%

$9,150

THE PLAYERS Championship

T55

$47,000

5%

$2,350

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

T9

$220,000

7%

$15,400

Masters Tournament

T27

$111,000

5%

$5,550

Mexico Open at Vidanta

1

$1,314,000

10%

$131,400

PGA Championship

T48

$32,146

5%

$1,607

the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday

T10

$303,000

7%

$21,210

U.S. Open

T12

$341,250

5%

$17,063

Genesis Scottish Open

T55

$23,280

5%

$1,164

The Open Championship

T34

$79,250

5%

$3,963

FedEx St. Jude Championship

T5

$480,000

7%

$33,600

BMW Championship

T8

$420,000

7%

$29,400

TOUR Championship

T15

$3,000,000

5%

$150,000

Grand Total

19

$8,340,956

6%

$540,289

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