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Friday, October 24, 2014

Henrik Stenson’s caddie Gareth Lord bought a Ferrari with his bonus money

Gareth-Lord-Henrik-StensonHenrik Stenson capped off an incredible golf season last week when he completed what is known as the “double double,” winning both the Race to Dubai and the DP World Tour Championship. The victories pushed 37-year-old Swede to right around the $20 million mark in on-course winnings, which is an incredible number. When you factor in endorsements, Stenson made much more than $20 million in 2013.

When golfers clean house, their caddies typically do as well. Most professional golfers pay their caddies somewhere between 5% and 10% of their on-course earnings. If Stenson held to that rule, his caddie Gareth Lord may have made up to $2 million in 2013.

According to the Daily Mail, Lord went out and bought himself a Ferrari after Stenson won the Race to Dubai and wrapped up the “double double.” The proud owner of one of the most prestigious sports cars in the world did, however, give Stenson all of the credit.

“He’s hardly missed a shot for six months,” Lord said.

We’re in the wrong profession. You wouldn’t be surprised to hear that any golfer on the PGA tour was rolling around in a luxury sports car, but the fact that Lord was able to afford one gives us some serious prospective. Stenson was nothing shy of dominant in 2013.

H/T Eye on Golf



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