As Adam Scott was walking up the 18th fairway on Sunday, with the tournament at Firestone well in hand, the fans started chanting someone’s name. No, it wasn’t Scott, who had a four shot lead, it was his caddie….
As the chants of “Ste-vie Williams!” “Ste-vie Williams!” grew louder and louder, I knew we were witnessing history: Never before and probably never again will we hear a caddie’s name chanted after a big win….
But it was nice to see the crowd acknowledge Williams, who was treated like s*** by Tiger after showing him nothing but loyalty and friendship over their 13 years together….
Afterwards, Williams called Tiger a liar for saying he was fired face-to-face, saying it was done over the phone. He then said he was “shocked” he got the boot and felt he got “short shrifted.”….
But the bottom line is Scott won $1.4M, meaning Stevie pocketed a cool $140,000; a lot more than he would have made with Tiger, who finished tied for 37th, 18 shots back….
But El Tigre showed signs of life this week, hit the ball well and I believe he’s going to reach the top again once he starts playing regularly and gets his putting right….
But it serves him right to hear the fans chant Williams name after the way he treated his so-called friend….
I never thought a caddie made much of a diffrence, but evidently Williams is legendary for his meticulous notes, study time and knowledge of weather and the greens…..
It also helps when they lie to the media and pull a Sgt. Schultz when asked questions about the boss cheating on his wife. Whenever Williams was asked about Tiger’s infidelities, his answer was always the same: “I know nothing, I hear nothing, I see nothing!”….
If I were Tiger, I’d have given Stevi a lifetime contract, for fear he’d start telling the truth about what he’d seen and heard….
The PGA Championship in a few weeks should be very interesting….