Jason Day has a new caddie for this week’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links. You may remember him as the same looper Tiger Woods used when winning the 2000 U.S. Open by a record 15-shots. Yes folks, Stevie Williams is back from retirement to hopefully help another Aussie grab a major (Adam Scott, 2013 Masters).
Day, whose lone major triumph came in the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, has been using longtime friend and fellow Australian Luke Reardon as his caddie since 2017. Neither Day, nor a member of his camp, when reached by Golf Channel, said if using Williams this week was just a one-off, which Williams has done in the last year for LPGA major champion Danielle Kang and others.
Day finished inside the top 10 in five U.S. Open starts between 2011-16, but has gone MC-MC-DNP over the last three years. His best finish on Tour this year came in February at Pebble Beach, a tie for fourth in the AT&T Pro-Am.
Williams was on the bag for 13 of Woods’ 15 major victories.