Williams inducted into Caddie Hall Of Fame

Steve Williams is quite possibly the world’s best-known caddie.

After all the big Kiwi has “looped” for the likes of Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Peter Thomson, Raymond Floyd, Ian Baker-Finch and Adam Scott.

Steve Williams and Adam Scott Steve Williams offers advice for his most recent boss, Adam Scott (Credit: Anthony Powter)

So it’s hardly surprising Williams has been inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame for his contribution in promoting caddies and their role in the game of golf.

Williams, currently working for 2013 US Masters champion, Adam Scott, was presented with a bronze caddie statue at the awards dinner following the Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am at Cherry Hills Country Club, during the recent BMW Championship.

“I want to thank the Western Golf Association for inducting me into the Caddie Hall of Fame,” Williams said. “I very much appreciate this honour.”

Earlier WGA president John Kaczkowski said Williams’ successful career embodied the caddie values of hard work, dedication and teamwork.

“For more than 15 years, no-one has been more synonymous with caddying than Steve Williams,” Kaczkowski said.

“In addition to caddying for major champions Tiger Woods and Adam Scott, Steve has elevated the profile of caddies worldwide and inspired countless young people to want to be caddies.”

The WGA oversees the Caddie Hall of Fame, which highlights the rich tradition and importance of caddying through recognizing individuals who have played a prominent role in the promotion of caddies as an integral part of the game of golf. Past honourees include Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson.

Williams began caddying as a boy at his home club in New Zealand. From the age of 10, he spent nearly every weekend caddying.

And he’s hardly stopped ever since.

According to Golf Channel analyst Steve Sands: “Steve Williams has been on the bag for more major championship wins than any other caddie.

“Steve’s work embodies the caddie values of hard work, dedication and teamwork. There is no caddie more deserving of this honour.”