Retired Williams open to Tiger reunion

Don’t rule out a reunion between Tiger Woods and Steve Williams…because in golf, anything is possible.

That was the message from Williams last week, who has gone into semi-retirement since a friendly parting of the ways with 2013 US Masters champion Adam Scott.

Steve Williams and Tiger Woods Steve Williams and Tiger Woods (Credit: www.golffile.ie)

Williams has been a caddy for 36 years and is rated one of the world’s best, having caddied for the likes of Peter Thomson, Ian Baker-Finch, Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman, Woods and Scott during his long-time looping.

And even though he is stepping away from the tour at the age of 50, Williams wasn’t prepared to rule out returning to caddy for the former world No 1 Woods – or anyone else – sometime in the future.

“He’s definitely someone I’d consider,” said Williams, who was on the 14-time major winner’s bag for about 11 years.

“Tiger’s a tremendous talent, but it’s hard to say right now because it’s only two weeks since I’ve hung up the clubs.”

Williams told reporters he wanted to reduce his caddying to spend more time with his wife and nine-year-old son in New Zealand.

“’I've already had a couple of offers to caddy, but I’m not sure that’s what I want to do,” he said.

“At the end of the day, I’ve known in the back of my head that retirement or taking a break from caddying was on the horizon.

“I just came to the decision that it’s time to take a break.

“It allows me to spend summer in New Zealand with my family.”