Famous Player-Caddie Combinations

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Arnold Palmer and Tip Anderson Jr. Until the early 1990s, when the purses started to increase and airfares went down, it was common for American players to use British caddies in the British Open. Arnold Palmer's man was Tip Anderson Jr. of St. Andrews, who won an Open with Tony Lema as well.
2 of 27 Peter Robinson
Jack Nicklaus and Jimmy Dickinson Jack Nicklaus was so fond of his British caddie, Jimmy Dickinson, that he brought him to Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, to be caddie master.
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Lee Trevino and Willie Aitchison Lee Trevino won the British Open at Muirfield in 1972 (shown here) with Willie Aitchison on his bag, and Willie came back for one more spin when Trevino played his final Open at the Old Course in 2000.
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Tom Watson and Alfie Fyles Watson won all five of his British Opens with Fyles, who was every bit as tough as Watson.
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Tom Watson and Bruce Edwards When they came back home, Watson, Nicklaus, Palmer and Trevino had American caddies. Watson's man for nearly 30 years was Bruce Edwards, who died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 2004.
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Jack Nicklaus and Angelo Argea Jack Nicklaus's longtime caddie, Angelo Argea, knew how to read a Vegas table, a good restaurant menu and a yardage book.
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Arnold Palmer and Ernest Carolan Over his long career, Arnold had scores of caddies, but he won more with Ernest "Creamy" Carolan than any other.
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Lee Trevino and Herman Mitchell Lee Trevino had a great straight man in Herman Mitchell (shown here at the 1986 U.S. Open), who could flat-out play, too.
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Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II A player's win at Augusta National makes the winning caddie a permanent part of the lore of the game, as it did to Jackie Nicklaus, who carried his 46-year-old father's bag for his 1986 win.
10 of 27 Fred Vuich/SI
Ben Crenshaw and Carl Jackson One of the most emotional scenes ever at the Masters was when Carl Jackson consoled his player, Ben Crenshaw, in victory in 1995, days after Crenshaw buried his golfing mentor, Harvey Penick.
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Arnold Palmer and Iron Man Avery Before 1983, Augusta National required players to use club caddies, and Arnold Palmer had tremendous success with Iron Man Avery (shown here at the 1965 Masters).
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Tiger Woods and Mike Cowan Mike "Fluff" Cowan was a one-name legend before his 1997 win at Augusta with Tiger Woods (shown here), but after that historic victory the endorsement deals started flowing in. They split up in 1999.
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Francis Ouimet and Eddie Lowery Only one player-caddie image has ever made it to a U.S. stamp: tiny, 10-year-old Eddie Lowery caddying for teenager Francis Ouimet in his 1913 U.S. Open win at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.
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Annika Sorenstam and Terry McNamara Terry McNamara is the most successful caddie ever on the LPGA tour for two reasons: he was a superb caddie, and he worked for many years for Annika Sorenstam.
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Joey Sindelar and Johnny Buchna The Johnny Buchna-Joey Sindelar player-caddie marriage has been enduring good times and bad (and this search for a cicada at the '04 Memorial) since 1984.
16 of 27 Craig Jones/Getty Images
Craig Stadler and Jeff Dolf The Craig Stadler-Jeff Dolf relationship is even older, although there have been a few breaks here and there, none of them court-mandated.
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Fred Couples and Joe LaCava Joe LaCava and Fred Couples have been talking baseball, football, hockey — and sometimes golf — for more than 20 years.
18 of 27 Fred Vuich/SI
Fanny Sunesson and Henrik Stenson The most accomplished female caddie is Fanny Sunneson, from Sweden, who has worked for Nick Faldo, Fred Funk and now Henrik Stenson.
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Tiger Woods and Steve Williams The Steve Williams-Tiger Woods relationship, the single most successful caddie-player relationship ever, is the subject of endless speculation on Tour, and still they keep going.
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Phil Mickelson and Jim Mackay Phil Mickelson has won as a pro with only one caddie, Jim "Bones" Mackay, in the second-most-successful pairing ever.
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Jim Furyk and Mike Cowan Jim Furyk won the 2003 U.S. Open (shown here) with Mike Cowan, who started working for Furyk almost immediately after his stint with Woods. Fluff first made a name for himself caddying for funnyman Peter Jacobson.
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Hunter Mahan and Johnny Wood Hunter Mahan has won with Johnny Wood, one of the best-read caddies on Tour, in a relationship that looks like it could go on forever.
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Adam Scott and Tony Navarro Adam Scott is as mellow as Tony Navarro is intense; in caddie-player relationships, as in life, opposites sometimes attract.
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Ernie Els and Ricci Roberts Ernie Els will sometimes go on a caddie walkabout, but he always seems to return to his mate, Ricci Roberts.
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Ernie Els and Dan Quinn This season, however, former NHL player Dan Quinn has been splitting time with Roberts.
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Tom Watson and Neil Oxman In recent years, Tom Watson, a noted conservative, has often had Democratic political consultant Neil Oxman caddying for him.
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Nancy Lopez and Ray Knight Nancy Lopez would sometimes have her husband, former major-league player and manager Ray Knight, caddie for her.