Henrik Stenson's caddie buys Ferrari with winnings
You know you had a good year when your caddie can roll to tournaments in a Ferrari.
It's good to be Henrik Stenson these days. You know who else it's good to be? A family member, friend, or employee of Henrik Stenson.
The Swede raked in close to $20 million on the course (and well over that if you include endorsements) in 2013. If he paid his caddie, Gareth Lord, the typical 5-10 percent of winnings then Lord made around $2 million in 2013.
Here are some golfers who didn't make $2 million playing on the PGA Tour: Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Luke Donald, and Rickie Fowler.
Now those guys are fine, financially, nobody's arguing that, but what a year for Lord.
And according to the Daily Mail he splurged a little bit after Stenson wrapped up the Race to Dubai.
"His caddie Gareth Lord from Coventry has collected so many bonuses he has treated himself to a Ferrari. He’s a vital member of Team Stenson, alongside the wise Yorkshire coach, Pete Cowen, who reckons Stenson is only 75 per cent towards the player he can be. ‘It will be fun when I get the other 25 per cent,’ said Stenson."
Lord knows, however, it was all his boss' doing.
"'He’s hardly missed a shot for six months,'" he said. If he had to pick one blow during that period, it would be the five-iron Stenson played yesterday [at the DP World Championship] on the hardest hole on the Earth Course, the par-four 12th. The flag was cut in an evil spot.
'You’ll have to show some class to get this one close,' said Lord. Stenson’s response was a decidedly classy blow to 18 inches.
This whole Ferrari thing is for shame, though, because Ian Poulter has been in such good spirits of late he probably would have let Lord just borrow one of his.
Seriously though, you know you had an amazing season when your caddie can afford to roll up to tournaments next year in a Ferrari.
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