Steve Williams Caddie Net Worth 2021 – Wiki, Wife, Family, Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Career Earnings
Names like Tiger Woods and Jason Day typically get all the glory and news coverage.
But what about the men behind the bag? Who are these thankless heroes who stand beside PGA Tour pros and offer sage advice?
We’d be willing to bet that you couldn’t name 80% of the caddies currently on bags on the PGA Tour.
We’d also be wiling to bet that you one of the 20% you know by name includes Steve Williams.
Steve Williams is one of those rare caddies who escapes the stratosphere of anonymity and reaches terminal velocity to reach stardom.
We know you know the name, but how much do you really know about the man behind the bag and how he has amassed a net worth of over $20 Million?
Find out in the following Steve Williams bio.
An Intro To Steve Williams
Steve Williams is one of the best-known caddies in the world partly because he manned the bag for Tiger Woods during his ascent to golf domination.
Williams has most recently caddied for Jason Day in 2021 but his 2021 has been pretty quiet so far.
Steve Williams Quick Facts
Born: November 29th, 1963
Nationality: New Zealander
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Net Worth: $20 Million
Steve Williams Today
These days, Steve Williams stays pretty quiet. He has had some gigs manning the bag for Danielle King and Jason Day as recently as 2017 and 2021 respectively, but he does not still caddie full-time.
Williams is 57 years old and it may be that he is simply laying low and enjoying his semi-retirement.
Steve Williams Net Worth And Career Earnings
Steve Williams was on the bag for Tiger woods when he was the hottest golfer in the game. In fact, Williams was beside Tiger during 13 of his Major’s victories.
With a record like that, it’s no wonder that Williams is one of the most financially successful caddies in the world.
But what’s Steve Williams’s net worth exactly? While caddie salaries are typically not made public (just see this article by the Irish Times about why Woods part with his former caddie Mike Cowan), there has been much debate about how much Steve Williams is actually worth.
However, since it is not uncommon for the top golfers to gift a bonus to their caddies when they win on the PGA Tour, it is estimated that Williams has racked up a net worth of around $20 million.
This mostly came from his time on the bag with Woods and his 13 major victories with Williams.
Who Has Steve Williams Caddied For?
At the outset of his career, Williams caddied for Greg Norman. Later he want on to be the looper for Raymond Floyd.
William’s and Floyd’s partnership would last for an impressive 10 years but then, the ultimate opportunity came along.
In 1999 Tiger Woods fired his caddie of 3 years – the legendary Mike “Fluff” Cowan. Woods was in need of a new caddie and he decided to partner up with Steve Williams.
The two had a 12-year run together. During that run, they won 63 PGA tournaments including 13 majors victories.
This became one of the most successful caddie/golfer pairing in golf history. However, the run was not to last.
In 2011, Woods fired Williams. Williams then went on to man the bag for Adam Scott full-time. Scott and Williams enjoyed almost immediate success but their pairing ended in 2017.
From then on, Williams has been on the bag for the likes of Danielle King and Jason Day.
The Tiger Woods Years
The 12 years Williams spent with Tiger Woods weren’t only the best of his career; they stand out as one of the most successful as one of the best runs in professional golf.
We’ve already talked about the success the two had together but what led to their falling out?
Neither Williams or Woods have officially revealed the reason for the split. However, comments made by Tiger Woods about Williams caddying for Scott were a bit revealing.
Woods said that he was “shocked” by the decision so most people believe it was Williams’ decision to man the bag for Scott that ultimately aggravated woods.
The Jason Day Era
In 2021, Williams joined forces with Jason Day. The union was to be short-lived however. In that same year, Day and Williams split.
They had only been together for 6 months. Day had high hopes in hiring Williams.
Apparently though, after being cut from the Northern Trust event, Day felt it was time to move on.
Personal Life Bio & Wife
Steve Williams is married to Kirsty Williams.
Like many caddies, Williams does a good job keeping his personal life private but it would appear that the two don’t have any kids together. It is also unclear where the couple lives.
Early Life and Road to Greatness
Steve Williams was born in the capitol city of New Zealand; Wellington. He began caddying as a child of just 6 years old.
By the age of 10, he was caddying on the weekends at his local club and fine-tuning his game when he was off work.
He was just 13 when he got his first job as a professional caddie for Peter Thomson.
From there, he went on to caddie for some of the best names in golf and was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame in 2014.
While being one of the most notable caddies in the world. Williams is often loft off of “richest caddies” lists. As a kid, he would practice golf adamantly.
However, he eventually realized that he actually enjoyed caddying more than playing. You can take a look at an example of his swing here.
Like every great caddie story, Williams’s is not without controversy. Why did he and Tiger really split? Was he to blame for Jason Day’s underwhelming performance?
We may never know but if you’ve read this far, then you surely know more about caddying great Steve Williams than you did before.