The Golf Blog: Caddie Stevie Williams and Tiger Woods split

mulligan, 20 July 2011, Comments Off on The Golf Blog: Caddie Stevie Williams and Tiger Woods split
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The Golf Blog says: After 12 years of working together, Tiger Woods announced on his website that he and caddie Stevie Williams have parted ways–meaning Tiger Woods fired him.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it’s time for a change. Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a friend and has been instrumental in many of my accomplishments. I wish him great success in the future.” Of course, what is odd is that Tiger isn’t even playing any golf, so why is now a time for a change? A leading theory is that Tiger was miffed by Steve Williams’ desire to caddie temporarily for Adam Scott (see below).

At the U.S. Open, Stevie Williams, who is from New Zealand, caddied for Aussie Adam Scott, with Tiger’s permission as Tiger recuperated from his knee and Achilles injury.

The split with Williams now marks the 3rd major split in Tiger’s life: first, wife Elin; then, coach Hank Haney; and now, caddie Steve Williams. The only one person left is agent Mark Steinberg–someone The Golf Blog believes Tiger should have fired first.

Steve Williams was not too happy how thing went down, writing on his 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 80’s I am excited about the future working for another Australian.”

Well put, Stevie. We wish you well.


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