Day splits from caddie Williams — BMW Championship

Ruben Hill
August 14, 2019

Former world No.1 Day missed the cut at the opening PGA Tour play-offs event, The Northern Trust, and afterwards the Australian and New Zealander Williams agreed to terminate their partnership.

The combination started promisingly with a tie for 21st at the US Open followed by a share of eighth at the Travelers Championship, but Day missed the cut at the Open Championship and failed to crack the top 40 in the following four events, sliding further to 21st in the world.

Day did not hint at any personal tension with Williams when announcing the split.

"He is the ultimate pro; it was a real learning experience being exposed to a caddie who has achieved what Steve has. He has worked with the best", Day said.

Jason Day is searching for a new caddie after he elected to part company with Steve Williams.

The pair suffered from a difference in styles, with Williams being more of an "old school" caddie, relying on his eyes, while Day prefers modern data and tracking equipment. "I thank Steve for everything he taught me".

Williams caddied for Tiger Woods from 1999-2011, working his bag on 13 of his 15 major championships and 72 victories.

Fellow Australian pro David Lutterus will take up the role of Day's caddie starting this week at the PGA Tour's second playoff event, the BMW Championship.

After not making the cut at The Northern Trust this weekend, Day made a decision to move on from Williams.

Day has gone through several caddie changes during the past two years, having sacked long-time caddie Col Swatton on the eve of the 2017 BMW Championship.

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