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A different year for Woods, and his caddie

 

 
 
 

Steve Williams never imagined that losing his wallet could fuel so much speculation that he was on his way out as Tiger Woods' caddie.

Hours after the US Open at Pebble Beach, where Woods closed with a 75 and offered some veiled criticism of his caddie's advice in the final round, Williams was sitting alone in the Monterey airport while staring intently at his cell phone.

A golf blogger recognised him, took his picture and posted it with the headline, "Steve Williams at the airport, without Tiger Woods." Never mind that Williams lives in New Zealand and Woods lives in Florida. Along with Woods' post-round comments, it was enough to wonder if Williams would be employed much longer.

Told about the photo months later, Williams started laughing.

"I left my wallet in the rental car," he said, explaining the text he was reading on his phone. "The speculation is incredible, how many people thought I would be fired or that I would retire. People just make up these stories. Look, I work as a golf caddie. It's all I've ever done. I'm working for arguably one of the greatest players who ever played, who is fully committed to breaking Jack Nicklaus' record."

 

 

 

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