Ian Poulter: Caddies "1000%" deserve Olympic medal

Ian Poulter Caddies Olympic Games

It's a subject that has prompted much debate on social media this weekend.

Should caddies receive Olympic medals, too?

Ian Poulter, Europe's Ryder Cup talisman is in no doubt that they should.

Poulter, 45, reckons that the loopers of those who finished inside the medals in Olympic golf competitions should receive a medal of their own and, replying to a tweet from PGA Tour winner Max Homa on the subject, the Englishman made his feelings known.

• Rory regrets "uneducated, impulsive" remarks

However, not everybody agrees, amongst them the man who masterminded Europe's victory in the most recent Ryder Cup - Denmark's Thomas Bjorn.

That prompted some back-and-forth between Poulter and Bjorn.

Caddies themselves also seem split on the issue.

Dominic Bott, who caddied for Thorbjorn Olesen in the 2018 Ryder Cup, is firmly in the "give them a medal" camp.

• Schauffele strikes gold for the USA

"If the cox in rowing gets one so should a caddie," he reasoned.

However, two of the men whose players won medals in Rio 2016 disagree. 

John Wood, who helped Matt Kuchar win bronze five years ago, wrote this:

Meanwhile, Mark Fulcher, who was by Justin Rose's side as he claimed gold in Brazil, added this:

We asked our follower to vote on this very matter on our Twitter account. For what it's worth, here's the response:

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
Titleist
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
Cobra
play button
TaylorMade Stealth vs Callaway Rogue ST | 2022 DRIVER BATTLE
Drivers
play button
Is this red carbon face faster? | TaylorMade Stealth driver REVIEWED!
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Collin Morikawa: “If I had to shoot 34-under every week I’d get sick of it”
Bryson DeChambeau in for Scottish Open as he talks St Andrews strategy
Saudi International to be shown on free-to-air TV
Rory McIlroy: ‘I felt like I needed to be a different person’
Sky Sports extends deal to show DP World Tour and Ryder Cup

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Swing your arms more freely
Callaway
play button
Denis Pugh gives pro Stephen McCarthy a whirlwind lesson
Watch
play button
Keep your left arm straight
Watch
play button
Generate power with a good hip and shoulder turn
Watch
See all videos right arrow