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Sepp Straka is a multiple winner on the PGA Tour and is now a European Ryder Cup star – but who is the Austrian’s caddie?

Sepp Straka’s caddie has changed a fair bit during his rise to prominence on the PGA Tour in recent times.

Most recently, he has linked up with Duane Bock, the man carrying his bag on his debut Ryder Cup appearance.

Bock is a familiar name on the PGA Tour because he used to be the longtime caddie for American tour player Kevin Kisner.

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Kisner won multiple events with the experienced Bock on the bag and the American has already had huge success looping for Straka.

Sepp Straka’s caddie Duane Bock

Duane Bock became Sepp Straka’s caddie when his boss Kevin Kisner took a break from the game.

In the summer of 2023, the duo linked up, and it has proved an incredible success story, with Straka winning the John Deere Classic under Bock’s guidance.

Bock was also on the bag when Straka surged up the leaderboard on a sodden Sunday at The Open Championship to finish T2 at Royal Liverpool.

That helped him secure one of Luke Donald’s six wildcards in the 2023 European Ryder Cup team.

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“I’ve known Duey for a while now since he caddied for a friend of mine, Kis,” Straka said on Golf.com. “And Kis is taking a little break so I figured I’d borrow him for a little bit. It’s worked out great. I love Duey. He’s a great caddie, and I’m really happy to have him on the bag.”

Straka’s former caddie is John Davenport but he has found a winning formula with Bock, who is an American bagman.

“He’s been awesome to have on the bag and it’s helped me so much over the last few months,” Straka said before the Ryder Cup.

“He is definitely red, white and blue. A bunch of the European caddies have been giving him crap about having a US yardage book cover but he’s already changed that. We’re working on him.

“He’s a professional. He’ll do his best job that he can and it will be great.”

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