Former Tiger Woods caddy Steve Williams has revealed he is coming out of retirement. The New Zealander has agreed to return to the bag of former Australian world number 1 Adam Scott, with whom he won the Masters in 2013.
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The highly recognizable gait of Steve Williams returns to the fairways for the next two tournaments co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and the PGA of Australia.
The now 58-year-old caddy will carry Adam Scott's bag to the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland in Brisbane and then to the Australian Open at Victoria Golf Club in Melbourne. To be remembered as one of the great players, you have to win several Major tournaments.
Steve Williams In 2023, he could share freelancing with Greg Hearmon, who is the Australian's regular caddy.
"For me, it's exciting to work with Steve again and see if we can rediscover the magic," Scott explained. “As a player, you go through different moments in your career. Right now, the PGA Tour is changing, and I'm adapting to it.
Having Steve and Greg take turns is going to help me get everything I need and be mentally fresher at big tournaments. » Scott and Williams began working together when Tiger Woods split from the New Zealander in 2011.
He then announced his retirement in 2017, ending a 40-year career in which he also wore the bags from Greg Norman, Ray Floyd and Ian Baker-Finch. We have also seen him help Jason Day or Ryan Fox more recently. But this time, the objective is clear, he wants to help Scott register a second Major on his list.
“My goal is to win Majors. I had a good series of results with Steve in the big tournaments and we won the Masters”, announced Adam Scott. Will the return of Steve Williams after 4 years away from the circuit bear fruit? Hard to say but the robust kiwi is very motivated.
“I will never forget the years I spent caddying for Adam helping him become the first Australian to win at Augusta,” Williams said. Adam is in good shape and I feel invigorated after cutting for a few years, so I will bring a lot of enthusiasm”.
From his collaboration with Williams, Adam Scott retained a sentence uttered by the youngest the day after his victory at Augusta. "I've always said to Adam and the other players I've caddieed for, 'To be remembered as one of the great players, you have to win several major tournaments"