When Steve Williams walked through the 18th green on Sunday at Firestone and put the bag down, we watched to see if he would remove his caddie bib — which was customary for him when Tiger Woods was his boss (regardless of etiquette and the Tour’s request that caddies must leave them on until the scoring area).
As his new boss Adam Scott and playing partner Ryo Ishikawa prepared to putt, Stevie didn’t take his bib off! Start of a new era? Pretty much.
Apparently a Tour suit warned Adam before the tournament that if he did, Adam would be fined — a player is responsible for his caddie’s actions. (Which makes me wonder how much Tiger was fined for Stevie’s bib antics over the years and if Tiger received the same instructions.)
Well, sounds like we will no longer be seeing a bib-less Stevie on the 18th green.
When he took it off by the scoring trailer — where all the other caddies customarily do — a volunteer responsible for collecting the bibs asked for Stevie’s. He nicely replied, “I keep the winning bib.”
After all, this one with “Scott” emblazoned on the back, is from the best win of his life, the ’11 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)