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Willie Aitchison


Inducted in 2000

Willie Aitchison was a longtime professional caddie and caddie manager who looped for the likes of Lee Trevino, Sam Snead, Tony Lema, Gary Player and Tom Watson.

Aitchison began caddying in 1951 and looped for many of the game’s icons and legends. Aitchison was on the bag of Argentina’s Roberto De Vicenzo at The Open Championship in 1967 when De Vicenzo bested Jack Nicklaus to claim the Claret Jug. Aitchison soon was introduced to Lee Trevino for whom he caddied every time Trevino competed in The Open Championship. Atchison died in 2015 at age 85.

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

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