Steve Williams will forever be tagged along with one of the golf’s finest player, Tiger Woods. If there’s anybody who could give a bold prediction on how the former number one could make a possible comeback, it’s him.
The New Zealand-born caddie told BBC in an interview that Woods’ current health issues might have sprung from the recent years of strenuous gym workout and no one is to be blamed, but Woods himself.
“I guess when he looks back, he might question some of the activities that he did, some of the gym work that he might have done that, you know, had all these injuries escalate,” Williams said.
The 52-year old caddie added that he saw something in Woods that some other golfers might not have and that is the “unbelievable desire to win.” He told Yahoo Sports that Woods would only earn satisfaction after winning a tournament.
“Now other guys would be happy if they had a top-five finish, a top-10 finish, some weeks even if they made the cut… but the only time (Tiger) enjoyed was when he won. The rest of it didn’t matter. Unless you won it wasn’t, a satisfactory week,” Williams added.
Williams and Woods’ partnership dates back between 1999 and 2009. With that partnership, Woods would claim a total of 84 tournament victories including 13 of his 14 majors. But since they parted ways in 2011, Woods would lose grip of being on top and plummeted to 467 in the World Rankings.
But Williams is not closing the doors for Woods to stage a comeback. He thinks his former boss could bring back his firing glory in the fairway.
“I don’t doubt he will come back to the winner’s circle. He is a great competitor, he has an incredible work ethic – when he can work hard – and one thing he does know how to do is win. He has that ability to win even when he’s not playing his best. But whether he comes back and wins major championships? That’s going to be a very difficult task,” Williams explained.
Williams will be working with Australian Adam Scott going into the US Masters that will be played over at Augusta. Though Williams doubted that Woods will show up for the tournament, he hopes to see him in the near future swinging again.
Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Flickr