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Thomas Friedman


Inducted in 2016

Thomas Friedman is an internationally known author and journalist, and a three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for his work at The New York Times. His foreign affairs column in The New York Times covers US domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflicts, international economics, environment, biodiversity and energy.

Friedman waas born and raised in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. His father often took him to the local golf courses which kindled a desire in the young boy to become a professional golfer someday. Over the span of 13 years, Friedman looped hundreds of rounds at several area clubs, including Rolling Green and Hazeltine National. His caddie highlights included caddying for Chi Chi Rodriguez when the US Open came to town in 1970 in in 2009 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, where he worked for Andy North and Tom Watson.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Thomas Friedman earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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