Steve Williams Disappointed with Tiger Woods, Caddying now for Adam Scott

“Following the completion of the AT&T National I am no longer caddying for Tiger after he informed me that he needed to make a change. After 13 years of loyal service needless to say this came as a shock. Given the circumstances of the past 18 months working through Tiger’s scandal, a new coach and with it a major swing change and Tiger battling through injuries I am very disappointed to end our very successful partnership at this time.” – from Steve Williams’ official website


It’s obvious that Steve Williams has a lot more character and maturity than his last boss (and we’re not talking about Adam Scott in The Open). This is a man who carried Tiger and his bag through 72 wins, including 14 majors. Of course, we’re not privy to the whole story, but if Tiger’s premature mid-life crises are any guide, firing Steve Williams was maybe his worst decision yet.

Steve-Williams and Tiger Woods
Steve Williams and Tiger Woods partnership has come to a bitter end

Starting at 13 years old, Williams has carried for Peter Thompson, Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman and a host of other greats. He’s made plenty of money (reportedly over $5 million with Tiger) and deserved every penny of it. One could argue, while less talented at golf than Tiger, he did a lot more heavy work for a lot less dough!

Now Adam Scott will benefit from Steve’s knowledge and guidance.

And then there is the Steve Williams Foundation which has assisted junior golfers throughout his native New Zealand and is now focusing on children’s’ health. The Foundation also has links to the Starship Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

No worries about Steve Williams’ future. He seems like a very solid citizen.


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