Tiger Dumps Long-time Caddy Williams
Tiger Woods continues to cut ties with his past in order to settle his future. The latest casualty: his “bag man.”
Steve Williams, Woods’ caddy for the past thirteen years, announced on his website that the fourteen-time Major winner notified him recently that he “needed to make a change.” Williams said this came as a “shock” and that he is “very disappointed.”
Williams is one of the most recognizable faces associated with Woods’ on-course success. He was “on-the-bag” for all but one of Woods’ fourteen Major Championships, and scores of tournament victories.
This marks yet another huge change for Woods, who has not won a tournament in the US in nearly two years, since a headline-making scandal engulfed his personal life. In May, he split with coach Hank Haney, and is currently undergoing a complete swing overhaul. He is also continuing to recover from various injuries, which forced him to miss the last two major championships.
In his statement, Williams bitterly noted that he had been “loyal” to Tiger despite all the upheaval and ” circumstances of the past 18 months.” Williams worked with Adam Scott during the AT &T National and says he will continue to do so full-time.
No word yet from Tiger or his plans to replace Williams.