Michael Greller Has Made More Money Than 159 Players in 2015
It pays to be Jordan Spieth's caddie.
Michael Greller, the 37-year-old in charge of Spieth's bag, has made approximately $867,000 so far this year, according to a report by Business Insider. That ranks Greller higher on the earnings list than 159 other PGA Tour players.
Caddies are typically paid five percent of a golfer's winnings for making the cut, seven percent for finishing in the top-10 and 10 percent for winning. So if you're Jordan Spieth's caddie circa 2015, you're doing pretty well - 93rd on the PGA Tour money list, to be exact, and about $640,000 more than Tiger Woods.
World No. 2 Spieth is atop the 2015 money list, bringing in $8.7 million in 18 events including four wins and 12 top-10s, which is twice as much as the next pro's earnings; Dustin Johnson ranks second with $4.3 million in 2015 earnings to date.
Greller started caddying for Spieth in 2013 after leaving a job as a sixth-grade teacher and semi-regular caddying shifts at Chambers Bay, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open.
Good move, Greller.