Steve “Stevie” Williams has seen taller days as he was fired from caddying Tiger Woods (6’1″), in a not so easy parting of the two tall men. While Woods was nursing his injuries Williams asked his longtime boss if he could caddy for Adam Scott (6’0″) while woods was recovering. Hey, a guy has to make a living, right? Is this cheating in the unwritten caddie code of honor? Chime in please if you know.
Obviously to Woods this was tantamount to infidelity (it takes one to know one) and he told Williams so much when he fired him over the phone…nice. According to those who know things like this, Tiger told Stevie that they needed to take a break. At least it wasn’t the ‘it’s not you it’s me’ speech.
Williams and Woods had been together for 12 long years before the recent breakup. It was a shock for Williams to hear the words, but he knew that Woods had the right as a player to fire him. The two had a man-to-man talk to receive the closure they both needed. And Williams had great success with new links partner Adam Scott, as Scott won the WGC Invitational. My condolences to Tiger as he will be seeing the new couplet all over the news, as he will be searching for his new companion. Might be a bit of a commitment issue for Woods, as he has only had two caddies hired for a regular basis, but we don’t need to get into those issues (again).