Golf as in all walks of life is a group effort. Sure the player is the main cog but to fire on all cylinders at the highest level they need a great support system. A big part of Jordan Spieth’s support system includes his caddy Michael Greller.
Michael is a accomplished golfer in his own right having played in the number 2 position on the collegiate golf team at Northwestern. After college he thought his competitive days were over and he tried sales for a time then moved on to teaching.
He happened into caddying when, while attending the US Amateur Public Links Championships he offered to caddy for free to get closer to the action. He found he had a knack and continued to caddy for some of the top ranked US amateurs.
In 2011 he was looking for golfer to work with and happened upon 17 year old Jordan Spieth at the US Juniors Amateur and they hit it off immediately. They went on to win.
When Jordan decided to turn pro in 2012 he knew just who he wanted to pair with on the bag. He called up Michael and the rest is as they say history.
We will see how the pair fairs through the crucible that is the masters.