Steve Williams was Tiger Woods’ caddy for 12 years, from 1999 -2011, during the pinacle of his career. When Woods took a break from golf, Williams had caddied for Adam Scott in the 2011 U.S. Open and 2011 Open Championship. Woods announced on July 20, 2011 that Williams would no longer be his caddy. Williams released the following statement on his official website:
“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. I have had the opportunity to work of late for Australian Adam Scott and will now caddy for him on a permanent basis. Having started my caddying career with Australian great Peter Thompson and working for Greg Norman in the ’80s I am excited about the future working for another Australian.” It is estimated he earned $12m working for Woods. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Williams_(caddy)
Nearly two years later, Williams was on the bag for Adam Scott at the Masters, and even helped him win it with a clutch read on the winning putt.
“The winning putt might be the highlight of my career, because he asked me to read it,” Williams told The Associated Press. Link: HERE
Scott said after the round that it was dark and he had trouble reading his putt on the second playoff hole. So called over Williams for help. Story on this: HERE
“I don’t get him to read too many putts. He said it’s at least two cups, it’s going to break more than you think. I said, ‘I’m good with that.’ He was my eyes on that putt. It managed to hang in. Amazing feeling.”
Read more: HERE