Sep 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Golf caddie Steve Williams (left) and Adam Scott (right) stand on the 18th tee box during the second round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Williams talks semi-retirement from caddying


Steve Williams, current caddy to world No. 2 Adam Scott, says he will be cutting back his caddying schedule after the 2014 season.  He plans to caddy from March through September, and will focus on auto racing in New Zealand the other half of the year.

The article on PGATour.com describes Williams as a 35-year caddying veteran.  He is most famous for his 12-year caddying gig with Tiger Woods.  Williams’ contributions to the golfing world are significant, and he will be remembered as one of the greatest caddies of all time.

A good caddy helps a player achieve their potential.  A caddy’s job is to speak up, and help their player make the right decision.  At the highest level of competitive golf, the right club selection or green read may be the difference between a winner and a loser.

Adam Scott’s game has improved dramatically since hiring Williams in 2011.  Williams has been a factor contributing to Scott’s success along with the use of a long putter, a new swing coach, and limiting his playing schedule.  If Scott decides to not retain Williams due to his semi-retirement, then many players will be eager to hire Williams in hopes of jumpstarting their career.

 

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