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Nicolai Hojgaard is one of the hottest prospects in European golf – but who is the Ryder Cup star’s caddie?

Nicolai Hojgaard’s caddie is Christian Christensen.

Christensen has been credited with Hojgaard’s rise in form which helped him earn one of Luke Donald’s six wildcard picks for the 2023 European Ryder Cup team.

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Nicolai Hojgaard’s caddie Christian Christensen 

At one stage, it looked like twin brother Rasmus Hojgaard might edge Nicolai to a Ryder Cup spot, but a good spell of form with Christensen on the bag has meant he will be the fourth Danish player to tee it up in the biennial contest with Team USA.

Christian Christensen has been Nicolai Hojgaard’s regular looper since the Hero Cup in January, a match between a Continental European team and a team representing Great Britain and Ireland.

Hojgaard showed his matchplay prowess that week, finishing joint top scorer in Abu Dhabi with 3.5 points from four matches.

And he had the calming influence of Christensen on the bag, who he continued to have strong results with for the remainder of 2023.

Hojgaard finished tied fifth at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, the Ryder Cup venue in Rome for the 2023 Ryder Cup.

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He won at Marco Simone in 2021, but another strong finish with Christensen by his side proved his credentials once more to Luke Donald.

Christensen and Hojgaard have built a stronger connection throughout the season, with strong performances including a T23 finish in his first ever Open.

Before linking up with Christensen, Hojgaard had Lee Warne on the bag last year, who oversaw his development as he became one of the stars of the DP World Tour.

Warne is a former Greenkeepers at Wentworth and was also a looper for former Ryder Cup star Alex Noren.

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