Caddie Steve Williams Would Consider Rejoining Tiger WoodsTracy Withers
Retiring golf caddie Steve Williams said he’d consider resuming his partnership with Tiger Woods on a part-time basis next year.
“If he asked me, it’s definitely something I would consider,” Williams, who helped Woods win 13 major golf championships between 1999 and 2011, told New Zealand’s Waikato Times newspaper. “He’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.”
New Zealand-born Williams said he hasn’t spoken much to Woods since the former world No. 1 fired him over three years ago. A few months after they parted ways, Williams apologized for remarks he made about Woods at an awards dinner that he said could have been construed as racist.
In mid-2011 Williams linked up with Adam Scott, helping him become the first Australian to win the U.S. Masters. He ended his agreement with Scott last month.
While Williams is “90 percent certain” he will take a permanent break from caddying, he would be prepared to work part-time with a golfer capable of winning a major, he told the Times.
After caddying for 36 years, he wants to have more time with his family and spend his summers in New Zealand, Williams said. He has already received some offers for part-time caddying next year as well as opportunities in television commentary and golf course design, he said.