Jason Day is an underachiever. That is, if you ask Steve Williams. Williams, the former caddy of Tiger Woods, thinks Day has underachieved in his career, and think’s it’s about time he reaches the greatness he feel he can. Williams knows a thing or two about reaching one’s potential having caddied for Woods. He also caddied for Greg Norman, another world #1. Don’t forget about Adam Scott, another former world #1.
At the 2019 Traveler’s Championship, Day and Williams seem like they’ve been together for years. Their caddy/player interaction is one that seems too comfortable to have just begun. Williams, always the stoic, nearly always businesslike approach to caddying is the anthesis to Day’s demeanor on the golf course. While Day is focused when he needs to be, like his is during his pre-shit routine, he is very light hearted on the course. They appear opposites, but that’s where Day’s success may come from.
Williams must see something in Day. There has to be a reason he came out of retirement to once again lug a staff bag around the course after receiving a call from Day. He’s a multimillionaire from his days with Ray Floyd, Norman, and Woods. So, it’s not the money. While he may enjoy caddying, time spent away from his family on the other side of the globe multiple weeks at a time… there must be something there. With the New Zealand/Australian brotherhood in their blood, and Day’s sales pitch, Williams has to see something special during this time.
Day’s performance at the 2019 U.S. Open was commendable considering he has a new looper on his bag. He likes the Traveler’s Championship, like most PGA Tour golfers do. He had a top-15 finish in the 2018 Traveler’s Championship. Coming into the 2019 Traveler’s Championship with some momentum with a T-21 at the U.S. Open, Williams on his bag, and that great putting stroke, that’s what TPC River Highlands needs, Day is one to watch out for this week.