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James 'Tip' Anderson


Inducted in 2000

James “Tip” Anderson was a longtime caddie at famed St Andrews Golf Links who helped several players win The Open Championship including Arnold Palmer.

The son of a St. Andrews caddie, Anderson began caddying at “The Home of Golf” in the mid-1950s. Anderson worked alongside Arnold Palmer at The Open Championship for many years, including when Palmer won the Claret Jug in 1961 at Royal Birkdale and again in 1962 at Royal Troon. When Palmer couldn’t make the trip across the Atlantic Ocean for the 1964 Open, he recommended Anderson to his friend and fellow golfer Tony "Champagne" Lema. Lema went on to win The Open Championship that year and credited Anderson with the victory. Anderson died in 2004 at age 71.

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

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