Mike 'Fluff' Cowan
Inducted in 1999
As a PGA TOUR caddie for nearly 40 years, Mike "Fluff" Cowan has had a front-row seat for some of golf’s most memorable rounds and is one of the best-known caddies in the game's history.
A native of Winslow, ME, Cowan began caddying in the late 1970s after leaving his job as an assistant pro at a private club in his home state. He caddied briefly for Ed Sabo before working alongside Peter Jacobsen from 1978 to 1996. Together, Cowan and Jacobsen won six times on the PGA TOUR before parting ways. Cowan was then hired by Tiger Woods to be on the bag for Woods’ professional debut at the Greater Milwaukee Open in September 1996. Cowan was working for Woods when Woods famously routed the field at the 1997 Masters by 12 strokes to claim his first professional championship. Cowan has been working with Jim Furyk since 1999 and was on the bag when Furyk won his first major at the 2003 U.S. Open and when he became the first player in the history of the PGA TOUR to shoot a 58 at the 2016 Travelers Championship.
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Cowan earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.