Jason Day is hoping the experience of Steve Williams will help him when the US Open heads to Pebble Beach this week.
Golf Channel are reporting that Jason Day will have Steve Williams on his bag for this week’s US Open at Pebble Beach.
Williams hasn’t carried a golf bag since he teamed up with Adam Scott before ‘retiring’ in 2017. And Jason Day has been through a couple of caddies since coach and “Jason Day team” member Col Swatton parted ways last year.
Williams has good history at Pebble Beach making this partnership potentially a very good one.
Williams caddied for Tiger Woods when Woods won by a major championship-record 15 strokes at Pebble Beach in 2000. He and Woods partnered for 13 of Tiger’s 15 major titles (save the first one and the most recent).
And Martin Blake at Golf Australia reported that it was not just Jason Day, but his whole team who came up with the proposal to Williams:
“It was a team decision to bring in Steve and I think it’s a really good one,” Swatton told Australian Associated Press’ Evin Priest today.
“Steve is probably the most prolific caddie golf has seen in helping a player win at the highest level; he has caddied for three world No.1 players. We believe it’s a decision that can only help Jason in his quest to get back to No.1.”
It’s not clear whether Williams, who caddied for 13 of Tiger Woods’ majors, is making a permanent comeback to looping. The New Zealander also previously caddied for Adam Scott, and farther back, for Greg Norman.
Also it’s not clear on how Adam Scott feels about all this. 🙂