Steve Williams said he did not watch any golf on television since leaving the full-time caddy ranks at the end of 2017. But he could not stop suing during the tough hours on a Monday morning in New Zealand to catch the end of the Champions . And he said he couldn’t have been much more impressed by the performance of his former employer Tiger Woods, who won his fifth champion and the 15th major championship on April 14.
“Given that he two years ago stated that he was unlikely to play competitive golf again, or seriously doubted it. He would not just say it in jokes,” says Williams from Wellington, New Zealand. There would have been a lot of truth to it. Because he’s actually going to get back the whole bike to win a big championship … it’s just an incredible story.
“It is a fantastic achievement of pure courage and hard work for him and just a true indication of what he is made of. Steve Williams and Tiger Woods celebrate their iconic chip-in on the 1
6th hole in Augusta 2005, his latest champion wins before this year. It’s just a fantastic achievement. “Harry How / Getty Images
Williams, 55, started caddying for Woods in 1999 and was on his bag for 13 of the 15 major victories, which started with the 1999 PGA Championship and ended with the US Open in 2008. He worked The better part of 13 years for Woods, their breakup in 2011 was somewhat unreasonable because there was a dispute as to whether caddy could work for another player while the golfer was out because of injury.
The two ended split, with Williams caddying for Adam Scott through 2017, including Scotts 2013 Masters win.
Williams, who also caddied for Peter Thomson, Greg Norman and Raymond Floyd in his career, saw only good things coming from Woods victory. Williams said he matched Woods, Francesco Molinari and Tony Finau to the 15th hole – at 5pm in New Zealand.
“You are looking at it from a broader perspective,” says Williams. in New Zealand, golf is somewhat struggling. The number of rounds is down, younger numbers are slipping. Now that Tiger has just returned there, won a big championship, which possibly puts Jack’s (Nicklaus) record again, it just plays again.
“It’s absolutely amazing. He’s the only guy who can activate the game so, all the kids who watched had to think it was amazing. And that’s what he’s done is a remarkable achievement. so positive.
Woods hired Joe LaCava in 2011 to replace Williams in full Woods has now won 10 times officially on the PGA Tour at that point, including the champions, who took their win total of 81, a shy of the record as Sam Snead
The PGA Tour is planning a celebration of Wood’s occasion, possibly matching or surpassing Snead’s record with a campaign called “Chasing 82”, which will include a special awards that highlight Both players ‘careers after Woods’ 82th win, Release Announcements began over the weekend at RBC Heritage Classic
Snead, who died in 2002, is credited with 82 PGA Tour titles, dated to 1936 West Virginia Closed Pro and ended me The Greater Greensboro Open in 1965, which at age 52 made Snead the oldest winner in the PGA Tour history.