Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke

How long have you caddied?
Since 1992

Current Player
Ryan Ruffels

Past Players
Roy Ishikawa, Hidemichi Tanaka, Bradley Hughes, Peter Senior, Craig Parry, Geoff Ogilvy, John Senden, Darren Clarke, Tiger Woods, Todd Hamilton, Brandt Jobe, Jessica Korda, Lexi Thompson, Kurt Barnes, Camilo Villegas, Aaron Baddeley, Graham Marsh, Matt Goggin, Steve Allan, H.S. Kim, S.J. Park, I.J. Chang, Kaz Hosokawa, Kay Fukabori, Roger Mackay, Kristie Smith, Wayne Smith, Brendan Jones, Brian Jones, Toru Taniguchi

Childhood Home Town
Melbourne, Australia

Did you play college Golf?
No

What is your greatest Golf memory?
Augusta 1999... I had just finished caddying for Brandt Job. He birdied the final 4 holes on Sunday to finish 14th and earn an invite back the following year. After I said my goodbyes to him, my wife and I raced back out to the Back 9 to watch Norman & Olazabal duke it out. We picked them up on the 13th green. Soon after, Norman holed that Eagle putt to take the lead (momentarily). The noise and atmosphere was simply incredible. People everywhere fully leaping off the ground, my wife and I included. That noise was tremendous and thus far, the greatest memory. (I want to hear that again!!)

What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Caddying for Tiger Woods in a Nike Golf event in Japan in November, 2011. Tiger was still No. 1 in the world and it was two weeks before he played in Melbourne where the sh*t hit the fan. He was awesome to the crowds and he was great to me. It was a wonderful day.

What is the best part about being a caddie?
On Course - Being in contention on Sundays. Especially when you are working for a player that totally involves you in the game. Each golfer is different, so each experience of being in contention is different. And then to actually win is easily the most rewarding part of being a caddie for me.

Off Course - The ability to travel to different places each week, experience, and learn from different people, cultures, foods, languages and really see how other people around the world are living their lives. I love the freedom and opportunities to experience new things the caddie life provides.