Longtime caddie inducted during BMW Championship week
Owings Mills, Md. – Longtime PGA TOUR caddie Jimmy Johnson was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Aug. 25, during the 2021 BMW Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Johnson has been a professional caddie for more than 24 years. Prior to his caddie career, Johnson played college golf at the University of North Texas and played professionally on the Sunshine Tour for 17 years.
Johnson began caddying full time in late 1996, looping for Nick Price. Price won three times on the PGA TOUR with Johnson on the bag. Johnson also worked with Charles Howell III and Adam Scott before joining with Steve Stricker from 2008-2015. Stricker notched eight PGA TOUR victories during that stretch, adding five top 10 finishes in majors and appearing in the 2008, 2010 and 2012 Ryder Cups.
Johnson made the move to Justin Thomas’ bag before the 2015 Travelers Championship. They’ve been together for 14 PGA TOUR wins, including the 2017 PGA Championship, the 2019 BMW Championship and the 2021 THE PLAYERS Championship.
“We are honored to welcome Jimmy Johnson as the newest member of the Caddie Hall of Fame,” said Vince Pellegrino, senior vice president of tournaments for the Western Golf Association, which conducts the BMW Championship. “Jimmy has made his mark on the game of golf as both a player and a caddie, and we’re excited for this opportunity to celebrate his nearly 25 years of dedication to caddying.”
Johnson was inducted during a special ceremony after the BMW Championship’s Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am at Caves Valley Golf Club on Wednesday.
Administered by the Western Golf Association since 2011, The Caddie Hall of Fame highlights the tradition and importance of caddying by recognizing individuals who have devoted their lives to the game of golf through caddying or by supporting the role of caddies, or who have used their experiences as a youth caddie as a stepping-stone for success.
Past inductees include Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Charles “Chick” Evans, Jim “Bones” Mackay, Steve Williams, Joe LaCava, the Murray Brothers, Charles Schwab, Peter Ueberroth and Caves Valley Golf Club member Tom Friedman.