28 Sep '15, 8pm

How Jordan Spieth’s caddie might have earned more than $2 million for

How Jordan Spieth’s caddie might have earned more than $2 million for

Michael Greller was a sixth-grade teacher at Narrows View Intermediate School in University Place, Wash., reportedly earning $77,000 a year, when Jordan Spieth hired him to caddie in 2013. Greller took a leave of absence beginning in January of that year, and when he soon realized that Spieth had a future in the game tendered his resignation in May. Good move. Facebook Pinterest Getty Images We can’t know the financial arrangements that Spieth and Greller have, so for this exercise we’ll go with a standard five percent of Spieth’s purse, seven percent for a top 10, and 10 percent for a victory (meanwhile disregarding the weekly stipend players usually pay their caddies, regardless of performance). On that basis alone, Greller earned $1,040,613 during the PGA Tour’s 2014-’15 wraparound season. Throw in another $100,000 for Spieth’s victory in the unofficial Hero World Chall...

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