Michael Greller Has Made More Money Than 159 Other Tour Players in 2015

Michael Greller Has Made More Money Than 159 Other Tour Players in 2015

Jordan Spieth of the United States, right, speaks to his caddie Michael Greller on the second during a practice round at St Andrews Golf Club prior to the start of the British Open Golf Championship, in St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 13, 2015. (AP
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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.

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