Golf Channel chronicles Bruce Edwards life


ORLANDO, Fla. – “Caddy for Life: The Bruce Edwards Story” is more than just a golf story, it’s a tale of life, love and loss. The Golf Channel documentary, based on the New York Times best-selling book by John Feinstein, premieres June 14 at 9 p.m. ET and recounts an emotional remembrance of the relationship between one of history’s greatest players, Tom Watson, and his longtime friend and caddie, Bruce Edwards.
Bruce Edwards kneels by bag
Edwards, seen here at the 2003 Jed-Wen Tradition, caddied until shortly before his death in 2004. (Getty Images)
In addition to revealing how Watson and Edwards’ 30-year professional and personal partnership permanently changed the perception of player and caddie, the 90-minute documentary also tells the story of Edwards’ life – how he found true love and how he blazed a trail in golf until his untimely and tragic death in 2004 due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“Bruce Edwards, whose story may be unknown to many sports fans, was well-loved and respected in the world of golf,” said Keith Allo, Golf Channel vice president of programming and original productions. “But even for those who’ve read the book, seeing this extraordinary story come to life on the screen is truly inspirational.”

Interviewed for the documentary are Watson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Jim “Bones” Mackay (Phil Mickelson’s caddy), Edwards’ wife Marsha, as well as other family members, caddies and medical professionals.

“It’s going to be clear what a wonderful, passionate person Bruce was, and still is in my mind,” said Watson, when referring to what viewers will discover by watching the documentary. “What he gave to life is more than he ever got.”

Said Feinstein: “I learned a lot of lessons from Bruce and Tom about friendship and loyalty. A lot of people use those words, but those guys lived them.”