Best Caddie/Player Duo of the Decade - Voting Results
- Tiger Woods and Steve Williams - 46%
- Phil Mickelson and Jim Mackay - 19%
- Annika Sorenstam and Terry McNamara - 4%
- Tom Watson and Bruce Edwards - 26%
- Jim Furyk and Mike 'Fluff' Cowan - 5%
At the Doral-Ryder Open in 1999, Tiger Woods' then coach Butch Harmon approached Steve Williams, who was caddying for Raymond Floyd at the time. Woods had just let go of Mike Cowan after 'Fluff' became a little too popular for Tiger's tastes, and needed a full-time looper – someone with experience, success and just the right demeanor. After the event, Williams, who had also caddied in the past for Greg Norman, drove to Orlando to meet with Woods. He was hired on the spot.
Woods has won 63 times on the PGA Tour since he first teamed with Williams. Aside from an occasional bone thrown to a friend, Williams has been on the bag for each of those triumphs, which includes 13 of Woods' 14 majors championship victories.
Williams has made plenty of headlines of his own over the years, mainly for his dual role as Woods' enforcer. The Kiwi is infamous for attacks on photographers and their cameras, as well as his derogatory comments towards Phil Mickelson last year.
It's also well known that Williams has contributed greatly to Woods' success, most notably at the 1999 PGA Championship and the 2008 U.S. Open.
The two have become such close friends that Woods was Williams' best man at his wedding. The two continue to be a team to this day, with Williams publicly sticking by his boss through his tumultuous times over the last month.
December 21 results: Best Men's Major
Best Clutch Shot [Men]
Best Clutch Shot [Women]
Best Record-Setting Performance
Best Equipment Advancement