Caddy Steve Williams set to ‘retire’ from 2015
It’s difficult to imagine Adam Scott scaling the heights he has without his faithful caddy Steve Williams by his side.
Williams has been credited with much of Scott’s success in the past couple of years as we’ve watched the Queenslander’s game go to another level.
Steve Williams discusses strategies with Adam Scott (Credit: Anthony Powter)
Now Williams has indicated he plans to cut back his weeks on the bag from 2015.
The man who has been labelled New Zealand’s richest sportsman and one of the best caddies in history, among other things, is obviously keen to start taking it a bit easier.
Williams has caddied for 14 major champions, including 13 times with world No 1 Tiger Woods as well as this year’s US Masters when Scott broke the drought for Australia at Augusta National.
Yet after serving as a caddy for an amazing 35 years the big Kiwi is now looking to enjoy his ‘senior’ years.
Williams, who turns 50 next month, has agreed to “loop” next year before he begins cutting back.
It appears likely Williams will be available for the majors as well as possibly some World Golf Championship events.
Other than that he plans to spend more time at home with his family and his other passion, racing cars.
As for his boss – well Adam Scott isn’t too certain how he will address his caddy situation beyond 2014.
“He [Steve] was honest with me a couple of years ago and said he didn’t have long in him,” Scott said.
“If I play really well next year maybe I can persuade him to go one more season.”