Joaquin Niemann is an up-and-coming star on the PGA Tour. He was born in Santiago, Chile, and he was the number one ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking from May 2017 to April 2018, before he turned professional.
Niemann already has 6 professional wins, and he has played in the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship. Recently Niemann also came very close to winning the RBC Heritage PGA golf tournament on Hilton Head Island, SC.
In an interview with Golf Digest, Niemann mentioned that one of the best decisions he ever made on the PGA Tour was to hire an English-speaking caddie.
Niemann stated: “Learning English has been difficult, but talking to my caddie in English helps a lot. If I had hired a caddie who spoke Spanish, I would never get to practice my English.”
Niemann has conducted his post-round media interviews in English, as he continues to improve both his golf game and his command of the English language.