Steve Williams, the one-time Tiger Woods caddy and current looper for Masters Champion Adam Scott, is embarking on a farewell golf tour, according to reports. As Matt Richens of Stuff.co.nz writes, Williams has been a caddy for over 35 years and may be on the last leg of his career.
"Next year will be 36 years," he said. "I like 36, it's a nice number, it's a golf number [two rounds is 36 holes and most halves of golf courses are par-36]."
How creative of you, Stevie. Williams has already informed his current boss, Scott, of his intention to hang up his caddy bib sooner rather than later. Whether that means Williams will no longer be a full-time caddy and continue on a part-time basis or if he's quitting altogether remains to be seen. Many former full-time caddies continue working on an ad hoc basis for a number of golfers, especially when a tournament occurs near that caddy's hometown.
Adam Scott is looking to boost his playing schedule up a bit in 2014, which will mean longer stretches on the road for weeks at a time. There is also talk of Scott playing more often in Australia, which would coincide with a recent rejuvenation of the sport Down Under. Furthermore, with the 2016 Olympic Games on the horizon, it is likely Williams will be the bag-man for Scott in that historic event.