Australian Adam Scott won his first World Golf Championship on Sunday with the caddie that Tiger Woods’ fired — Steve Williams. And it’s Williams that’s getting the attention.
“I’ve been caddying for 33 years, and that’s the best week of my life,” Williams told CBS Sports in a jab at his former boss. “It was the greatest week of my life. That was the best win I’ve ever had.”
That would include 13 majors caddying for Woods, including an unprecedented four in a row through the 2001 Masters.
Fans chanted Williams’ name as he walked toward the 18th green and Williams smiled back. One fan shouted out, “How do you like him now, Tiger?”
Woods fired Williams last month after 12 years together. Woods finished the tournament tied for 37th, 18 shots behind Scott.
Woods is working with a temporary caddy, Bryon Bell. He’s a childhood friend and president of Woods’ golf course design business. But Bell also allegedly helped arrange Woods’ affairs that caused him to lose a total of six endorsement deals.
Watchmaker Tag Hauer was the most recent sponsor to bounce Woods following his sex scandal and repeated failure on the PGA Tour.
Williams is expected to receive $140,000 for his efforts this week.
Scott picked up $1.4 million.