Super-caddie Steve Williams joins Baddeley camp
He’s widely regarded as the world’s best caddie.
And why not? He has steered some of the best players in the world, like Tiger Woods, Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman, Adam Scott and Ian Baker- Finch to victories worldwide.
Aaron Baddeley broke a four-year drought with his long-awaited win at the 2016 Barbasol Championship (Credit: Barbasol Championship)
Now big Kiwi caddie Steve Williams has come out of his self-imposed semi-retirement and will caddie for Australia’s Aaron Baddeley.
But don’t get used to seeing Williams on “Badds’ bag – he’s only doing it for the next two weeks on the PGA Tour.
Williams was on the bag for 13 major wins with Woods and one with Adam Scott, and he then went to caddie on the LPGA Tour with Lydia Ko and Danielle Kang before calling it quits.
Baddeley will go back to his normal caddie John Limanti after the two events.
“We’ve been friends for a while, and he sort of got in touch with us over the last year about working just a couple weeks just to sort of show me some of the stuff that he’s learned over his career,” said Baddeley, a four-time PGA Tour winner who has not won since midway through 2016 at the Barbasol Championship.
“We sort of figured out that these were the two really good weeks for him to come out.”
“John’s my man, I love John being on the bag, and he’s very good at what he does,” added Baddeley.
“But we all thought like, ‘Hey, he’s done it for 40 years, caddied for some of the greatest players in the game. Won lots of tournaments.’ So it’s only going to help us as a team.”
“There could be a couple things to think about slightly differently, or just how you go about playing the golf course that we can just tweak slightly.”
“You turn a 72 into a 68, or a 68 into a 64.”
“Golf’s such a fine line, and if you can save one or two shots a day, at the end of the week that’s just massive.”
Things didn’t go quite as planned for the first week of the partnership with Baddeley missing the cut last week by two strokes at the AT&T Byron Nelson, however the duo will get another chance as they tee it up again later this week at the Fort Worth Invitational.