Sergio Garcia’s girlfriend Katharina Boehm may have been a PGA first. Following the 2013 Thailand Classic, Katharina Boehm might have been the first caddy to celebrate a win with their golfer by making out after holing out the 18th. Hiring Katharina as his caddy may appear to be a cheap publicity stunt, but let’s face it. With the way Sergio has performed the last few years, some positive press would be a nice change of pace. But it turns out that Ms. Boehm is more than qualified for the job and she was Sergio’s only caddie this year to lead him to victory.
So what are Sergio Garcia’s girlfriend’s golf credentials? Well she grew up in Munich Germany and was an integral member of the German National Junior team. In 2006 she was the Bavarian Junior Girls Champion and she claims a top 10 finish at the German International Amateur Championships, as well as a 24th at the European Ladies Championship. Collegiately she competed in the US for Charleston where she had several top ten finishes for the Cougars.
While it is unclear exactly when Sergio Garcia’s girlfriend, Katharina entered the picture, it does seem that she’s grounded Sergio both on and off the course. After his win in Thailand he gushed to PGA reporters:
No, seriously, it’s great to have her around, forget about having her on the bag this week. Just a very positive person, a lot of good energy, that’s what I love about her, and it’s great to be able to go through this with her. I think the experience, not only for me but for her, I’m sure is interesting and a lot of memories.
With such a successful weekend, we are left wondering if these two will work together again? We will just have to wait and see if Katharina decides to caddie as a full time gig, but either way it looks like these two make a great team!