Williams couldn’t resist watching Tiger win again
In the end he couldn’t resist it.
Like most of the golfing world, Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams had to break a rule of his own and watch Woods win the US Masters.
Woods celebrates shortly after winning his 15th major title (Credit: PGA Tour)
“I try to keep up with the news and will read about golf – but I just don’t watch it. Ever,” Williams told Player’s Voice.
But he was quick to add…“except for last Monday.”
Yes, despite a public falling out between Woods and his long-serving caddie in 2011, Williams was still in awe of his former boss.
Indeed his Masters win was Woods’ first success at Augusta since 2005. It was also his first Major victory since 2008…and in both of those Williams carried his bag.
“Fourteen years! It’s almost impossible to believe,” wrote Williams.
“And it had been 11 years since his last major – the US Open at Torrey Pines – which he had no right to win, thanks to his torn cruciate ligament and fractured tibia.
“But that’s Tiger Woods – he does things no-one else could dream of doing.”
Williams has now retired from caddying after stints with some of the greats of the game, including Woods, Greg Norman, Raymond Floyd and Ian Baker-Finch.
“I’ve [now] gone back to playing the game I love,” said Williams.
Now 56, Williams caddied for Woods for 12 years from 1999 until they had a parting of the ways in 2011.
So even Williams couldn’t help himself but watch one of the greats of the game weave his magic in taking his tally of major wins to 15 – just three short of Jack Nicklaus’ 18 majors.