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The Englishman has a veteran on the bag, so who is Tyrrell Hatton’s caddie?

That man is Michael, or ‘Mick’, Donaghy, an experienced caddie who has been on the circuit for around three decades.

Hatton’s competitiveness cannot be argued with, and it appears his caddie has got the best out of one of the biggest personalities on tour.

Donaghy will have a more relaxed schedule in 2024, too, as Hatton signed with LIV Golf ahead of the startup’s season opener in Mexico.

However, Hatton’s caddie will not be involved at the 2024 Masters, as he suffered a fall after the second round of LIV Golf Miami.

Hatton revealed that his caddie “landed pretty heavy on his shoulder”, causing bruising to the bone.

In his place, Hatton said he will have a friend on the bag at Augusta National and for upcoming LIV Golf events in Singapore and Adelaide if he can get a visa in time.

Since teaming up with Donaghy, the pair have struck success, so here is a little bit more about Hatton’s trusted looper.

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Tyrrell Hatton’s caddie

After working with Jamie Donaldson and Marcus Fraser, Donaghy began working with Hatton in 2019.

The Scot has his own bubbly personality and once famously worked alongside Jesper Parnevik at the 1994 Open Championship.

Parnevik was leading the event until he bogeyed the final hole and fell to Nick Price by one shot.

Donaghy has bounced back from that, though, and has multiple wins since joining forces with the fiery Englishman.

Hatton claimed notable scalps at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational and BMW PGA Championship.

Despite being big characters, Hatton has admitted how working with Donaghy has helped his mental game.

He said: “My favourite thing about Mick?

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“I think we get on so well, and I think that’s so important when you spend as much time with a caddie.

“He’s always pretty good at kind of making me laugh, which at times I definitely need.”

Hatton did have a caddie change in 2023, as Shane Lowry’s former looper Brian ‘Bo’ Martin took on the bag.

That was only a temporary change, though, as Donaghy recovered from a knee injury.

He returned for the Genesis Scottish Open, and Hatton said: “It’s good to have Mick back, but I also had a really good stretch with Bo on the bag.

“(We) have been working together since May 2019. I feel really comfortable with Mick, and we’ve had some good weeks together.

“Mick understands how I am. If I say certain things on the golf course, it’s not in a personal way. I’m just venting.

“Some guys and their personalities wouldn’t be able to deal with that, which is fine.

“Everyone is different. But Mick is good. He will give me a kick up the backside when I need it.”

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