Wyndham Clark's Caddie, John Ellis, Wins First Ever U.S. Open Caddie Award


The U.S. Open Trophy as seen at The Los Angeles Country Club (North Course) in the Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday, April 25, 2022. (Copyright USGA/John Mummert)
Credit: Courtesy USGA.org/Bill Hornstein

The 2023 U.S. Open was an event of first-time occurrences in more ways than one. We had the lowest round ever recorded in U.S. Open history, not once but twice in the same day, when Xander Schauffelee and Rickie Fowler opened up with 62s. We had the highest purse ever recorded in U.S. Open history, a total purse amounting to $20 million. We even had the lowest scoring average in U.S. Open history.

What we are most excited about, is the announcement of a new award handout out at the U.S. Open. For the first time ever, the USGA awarded the U.S. Open Caddie award and the very first recipient was Wyndham Clark's caddie, John Ellis.

What is the U.S. Open Caddie Award?

The U.S. Open Caddie award is the highest extinction awarded to a caddie on the PGA tour. This is our very first time seeing a caddie being awarded for their participation in the victory of a tournament. The Award not only comes with Major recognition, it also comes with an individual trophy for the caddie that earned the extinction.

This ward is still very new so we're still researching to provide more valuable information about the award and trophy itself.

We'll continue to develop this story as we discover more information.


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