As a caddie Steve Williams has accumulated 150 tournament wins, tens-of-millions of dollars and formed relationships with some of the best golfers of a generation. Now he can add a tell-all memoir, Out of the Rough, to his résumé.
In the book, written with journalist Mike Donaldson, he dives into his days caddying for Greg Norman to Tiger Woods to Adam Scott, the top golf courses to compete on and why he publicly feuded with Phil Mickelson.
Williams' publicity manager recently sent us an advance copy of the new book (Seth Jones is still in the first few chapters but tells me that so far it's better than he expected) and then reached out to Golfdom for an interview opportunity. We jumped at the chance to ask the 36-year veteran caddy a few questions about his experience with golf course maintenance.
Williams has been caddying since the late '70s and, like some of our readers, has seen golf maintenance advance over the past almost 40 years. He gave us two changes that stand out to him.
"Like most things, the technology that has gone into all the equipment used to maintain golf courses has evolved," said Williams. "The biggest change is the improvement to today's fairways at many events on Tour, are better than some greens years ago."
Out of the Rough is available March 29 - in time to grab a copy before your flight to Augusta.
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