Molinari's bagman is the first Spanish caddie to lift the Claret Jug

Who Is Francesco Molinari’s Caddie?

The Italian professional Francesco Molinari has gone from strength to strength in the past couple of years and one possible reason for that is the introduction of one Pello Iguaran to the Italian’s team. Who is exactly is Iguaran? We take a look below.

Who Is Francesco Molinari’s Caddie?

Pello Iguaran is the current caddie for Francesco Molinari.

Iguaran started caddying for Molinari two years ago and the pair have had a phenomenal run in 2018, with three victories including major glory at Carnoustie as well as two second place finishes.

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Iguaran began caddying as a profession 20 years ago in 1998 following a previous unsuccessful stint as a player on the European Tour.

This gave him the opportunity to caddie for players such as former Ryder Cup Captain and two time major winner Jose Maria Olazabal and more recently at the 2015 Open in St.Andrews, talented Frenchman and 2014 Ryder Cup Player, Victor Dubuisson.

Molinari and Iguaran embrace after victory at Carnoustie. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Iguaran’s main contribution to the Open success of Molinari was to keep him calm and composed in the last round.

“Putting was the key to this tournament victory, it was very consistent in times of great pressure, and with the wind, we opted to play short from the tee to avoid the bunkers and it was difficult to leave it close,” he said.

Molinari can speak Spanish so the pair regularly converse in Iguaran’s native tongue and he does the same with his manager who is also Spanish. Iguaran became the first Spanish caddie to let the Claret Jug with his player and after he said; “I did not know it, you are confirming it now, I am very happy.”

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