Former Greyhound turned caddy at the British Open

Austin Kaiser caddies for Xander Schauffele, who won the Scottish Open last week

– This week, Austin Kaiser studied the St. Andrews golf course in Scotland to prepare for the British Open. Former Greyhound caddies for Xander Schauffele, who won the Scottish Open last week. His next tournament is this week’s British Open in St. Andrews.

Growing up in North County, Kaiser played golf at Atascadero High School, Alan Hancock College, and San Diego State University. While playing for the Aztecs, Kaiser befriended Xander Schauffele, who turned pro after college. When Schauffele needed a caddy, he turned to his former teammate and they built a strong partnership. Kaiser has always studied the technical aspects of the game, so being a caddy was a good choice.

Although Schauffele’s career started slowly in smaller tournaments. As he continued to win, he moved on to bigger tournaments and the PGA Tour. Last weekend, he won the Scottish Open, which is his 7th PGA win. In 2019, Schauffele finished tied for second when Tiger Woods won the Masters Tournament. Last summer, he won the gold medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

This week, Schauffele and Kaiser are preparing for the British Open at St. Andrews.

“Usually before a major tournament, I arrive at least five days before the tournament,” Kaiser explains. “They provide us with a lot of information about the course, but I have to learn the intricacies of the course. The technical aspects have always been my strength. I wasn’t the best ball striker, so I had to manage my game to get the most out of it.

Kaiser is the son of Bob and Popi Kaiser of San Miguel. Bob Kaiser is an excellent golfer and often plays on the North County courses. Once in a while, they travel to Augusta, Georgia or other golf regions to watch their son and Schauffele play the big tournaments, like the Masters.

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