Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams says 2018 will be his last year on the bag.
The New Zealander, who Woods made famous as merely “Stevie,” worked with Tiger for 13 of his 14 major victories, seemingly equal parts caddie, psychologist and crowd enforcer.
Williams and Woods’ professional relationship came to an end in 2011, by which time the American’s now infamous extramarital indiscretions had been exposed.
Williams’ then joined forces with Adam Scott, caddying for the Australian during his 2013 Masters victory.
However, Williams shortened his schedule with Scott over the past two years and it was announced in September the duo would no longer work together.
Williams, 53, now plans to make next year his last, and he is pondering a move into punditry.
“Next year will probably be — certainly be — absolutely my last year of caddying,” Williams told ISeekGolf. “The only reason I’d like to caddie next year is that it’s sort of a personal milestone, it’ll be 40 years next year.
“I’ll caddy a few tournaments. I’m not sure who for yet, but I’ll just caddie a handful of tournaments next year and that’ll be it.”
On the idea of turning to broadcasting, he added: “You don’t say no to anything. It’s a possibility.”
Phil Mickelson and longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay split this year, and Mackay made a successful transition into television, showing Williams a potential path.