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.
A native of St. Louis Park, MN, Tom was born and raised in St. Louis Park. When he was young, his dad often took him to the golf course for a round and he wanted to be a professional golfer. From a very early age, he began caddying – at Brookview, Rolling Green and Hazeltine. He caddied hundreds of rounds over a span of 13 years. 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, with Andy North and Tom Watson.
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Friedman earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.