Chinese Tapei’s CT Pan won the Olympic bronze medal in epic fashion the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo. The golfer’s wife, Michelle Lin, accompanied her husband around the course, caddying for her husband throughout the event. Here’s more on C.T. Pan’s wife and caddie.
CT Pan wins Olympic bronze medal
It was a nail-biting final day at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo, as seven players battled it out for the bronze medal.
All seven players stood tied at 15-under after 72 holes, meaning at playoff ensued to determine the bronze medal winner.
Home hero Hideki Matsuyama and Irishman Rory McIlroy were among a group of seven to play off for the bronze medal at Kasumigaseki Country Club, as well as Britain’s Paul Casey.
However, after four extra holes, it was Chinese Tapei’s CT Pan who won the bronze medal.
His best Major finish to date is T7 at the 2020 Masters.
Who is CT Pan’s wife?
CT Pan’s wife is Yingchun “Michelle” Lin, has been influential in her husband’s golf career.
Lin caddied for Pan at the 2018 Wyndham Championshi.
Pan joking called it a test of their marriage at the time, but he obviously enjoyed it, as she also caddied him in Tokyo.
Michelle Lin caddied her husband at the Olympics
In a pretty genius move to get around the “no family” rule at the Tokyo Olympics, CT Pan enlisted wife Michelle as his caddie.
“Since this is the biggest event in my life, and for the whole world, I needed to bring out my best. She’s my best caddie,” Pan said.
“She wanted to be with me. Most importantly, we’ve got a great record together,” said Pan, who finished joint runner-up at the 2018 Wyndham Championship with Michelle on the bag.
“She knows me very well, she’s caddied before and knows my bad habits. She can say the right thing at the right time. She’ll help more on the mental side which I think will make me happy.”
The couple stayed with the Taiwan team in the athletes’ Olympic village.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to stay with the best athletes in the world,” said Michelle.
“It’s an honour, and I thank CT for giving me this chance. The Olympics is very special, and to be able to see my husband competing at this level, it makes me very proud of him.”