Tiger Woods’ ex-caddie can guide Scott to major victory


Steve Williams has dealt another blow to Tiger Woods by guiding Adam Scott to his eighth PGA Tour win at the at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Williams was critical of Woods following his sacking last month but it was on the course this weekend that he was able to deal out the best revenge.

Scott finished with a flawless 65 in Ohio to end the week on 17-under par – 18 shots better than Woods – and finish top of the leaderboard.

And Williams had plenty to say about both the win and Woods: “Honestly that’s the best week of my life,” he said. “I’ve caddied for 33 years and 145 wins and that’s the best win I’ve ever had.

“The fans have been unbelievable. It’s the greatest week of my life caddying and I sincerely mean that.

“A lot has been said this week and it is great to back it up. I back myself as a frontrunner as a caddie and I have won again.”

Williams may have taken all the limelight, but it was Scott’s brilliant golf that should really have been the main talking point.

An opening 62 set the tone for the week and his form is ominous for the rest of the field heading into the US PGA this week.

Scott’s best finish in the US PGA so far was a tie for third in 2006 but he can be backed to win his first major title at a tempting 25/1.

However, following a weekend that saw him shoot a 68 and 65, Lee Westwood is looking good at 14/1. He was gushing about his form after coming off the final 18th and has never looked in better shape to end his major hoodoo.

World No.1 Luke Donald also continued his brilliant form with a second place finish and is 14/1.