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Bruce Edwards


Inducted in 2004

Few caddies in the game’s history have been more synonymous with the profession than Bruce Edwards, the longtime caddie to eight-time major champion Tom Watson.

Edwards was a 17-year-old caddie fresh out of high school in Connecticut when he first met Watson. Edwards was caddying his way across the country and found himself outside the locker room at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Golf Classic looking for work. Watson hired him and began a partnership that lasted until 1989, a period during which Watson won eight major championships and more than 35 PGA TOUR events. Edwards caddied briefly for Greg Norman before returning to Watson’s bag in 1992. The two worked together again until 2003 when Edwards was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. His life was chronicled in author John Feinstein’s best-selling book, “Caddy for Life: The Bruce Edwards Story.” Edwards died in 2004 at age 49.

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

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