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Old Tom Morris


Inducted in 2005 (Posthumously)

One of the golf’s legends, Old Tom Morris was a five-time major championship winner known for his love of caddies and his innovative greenskeeping methods.

A native of St. Andrews, Scotland, Morris began caddying at famed St. Andrews Link under Allan Robertson, a man generally regarded as the greatest golfer of his time. He left St. Andrews and was hired by Prestwick Golf Club, where he designed, laid out and maintained the course. Morris is credited with helping begin The Open Championship in 1860 and struck the very first shot of the event. Morris went on to win The Open Champion in 1861, 1862, 1864 and 1867. He died in 1908 at age 86.

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

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