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Carolinas Golf Foundation

Willie McRae



Willie McRae became a legend in Pinehurst after caddying at the famed No. 2 course for seventy-three years, beginning in the 1940s.  During his colorful career, he carried the bag of five US presidents and numerous celebrities including Michael Jordan and Mickey Mantle.  He also caddied for such prominent  golf names as architect Donald Ross, Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead. McRae’s father and his son Paul also  were noted Pinehurst caddies. He worked in the 1951 Ryder Cup matches at Pinehurst and has participated in numerous major tournaments, including the US Open.

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