Tiger Woods: Steve Williams on Another Bag for the U.S. Open

John BurkeContributor IJune 11, 2011

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 10:  Tiger Woods (R) and caddie Steve Williams look on during a practice round prior to the start of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods' longtime caddie, Steve Williams, will be on a new bag for the first time in almost 13 years during the 2011 U.S. Open.

With Woods recuperating from injuries and not playing, Williams will be looping for Australian Adam Scott. According to Woods' agent Mark Steinberg, "Adam and Steve are friends and have been good friends for a while, and Adam asked Steve if he would help him out." 

As of now, it is too early to speculate on the relationship between Woods and Williams. 

Williams maintains he is still working for Woods, insisting that Scott just needed help this week. That I would not doubt. Remember, Williams has been on Woods' bag for 13 of 14 major victories. With the current information, it would be rash to claim the duo is done. 

What this could signal, however, is Woods' injuries will not heal anytime soon. 

It is possible that Woods' injuries will keep him out the remainder of 2011. In that case, Williams may be working to stay fresh. 

To me, it seems strange the Williams and Scott would agree to pair up for only one tournament. Scott seems to have rediscovered his promising game and is coming off a great finish in the Masters. I would guess that Williams is committed to Scott for at least the 2011 majors. 

But this is Tiger Woods and his caddie we are talking about. It really is anyone's best guess as to the future. 

Will Williams stick with Woods? Will he split for a younger, more promising bag?

I guess we will just have to wait and see.