How well do these former Walker Cup teammates *really* know one another? We found out

Just how compatible are Tour players and their caddies and coaches? We’re about to find out! Welcome to The Perfect Match, a new six-part series, powered by Cisco Webex, in which we’re asking players and their confidants a variety of questions to gauge just how well they know one other. This week’s featured pairing: Maverick McNealy and his Walker Cup teammate turned analytics advisor, Hunter Stewart.


Maverick McNealy is primed to make a splash on the PGA Tour. The 25-year-old Stanford graduate had a stellar career as an amateur, notching 11 wins as a Cardinal, matching the victory tallies of two other notable Stanford players: Tiger Woods and Patrick Rodgers. McNealy was the top-ranked amateur in the world and competed on the 2017 Walker Cup before turning professional. He then earned his PGA Tour card in 2019 after spending one season on the Korn Ferry Tour, and already has three top 10s.

Hunter Stewart played alongside McNealy at the 2015 and 2017 Walker Cup and has since begun a career in stat analytics, working primarily for McNealy.

It’s clear the duo clicks when it comes to their work on the course, but how well do they really know one another?

In Episode 5 of The Perfect Match, we put their relationship to the test with a series of fun and off-beat questions.

McNealy’s favorite Tour event? A slam-dunk for Stewart. Stewart’s go-to cocktail? A piece of cake for McNealy.

But do the two know one other well enough to be deemed a Perfect Match? Watch the full video above to find out!

Jessica Marksbury

As a four-year member of Columbia’s inaugural class of female varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie everyone on the masthead. She can out-hustle them in the office, too, where she’s primarily responsible for producing both print and online features, and overseeing major special projects, such as GOLF’s inaugural Style Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal interview series, “A Round With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in both in the magazine and in video form on