Inducted in 1999
Angelo Argea was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside Jack Nicklaus.
A native of Greece, Argea began caddying for Nicklaus in 1963 at the Palm Springs Golf Classic. That began a working relationship between Argea and Nicklaus that spanned more than 20 years. Argea was on the bag for 44 of Nicklaus’ 70 wins on the PGA TOUR, including victories at the U.S. Open, PGA Championship and Open Championship. The two parted ways in 1982. Argea died in 2005 at age 75.
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Argea earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.