U.S. Open 2019: Jason Day reportedly hires Tiger Woods’ ex-caddie for major championship

first_imgJason Day may have a big advantage heading into the 2019 U.S. Open.According to a report from the Golf Channel, Day hired caddie Steve Williams to accompany him at Pebble Beach when the tournament starts June 13. Day was seen practicing at the grueling coastal course with Williams and confirmed he will in fact be his caddie for the major championship.Jason Day will have a new, but recognizable face on the bag at the #USOpen next week.Steve Williams.https://t.co/MrcTRlLIit pic.twitter.com/p5WEziytfG— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 8, 2019Williams most notably caddied for Woods when he won the 2000 U.S. Open by a whopping 15 strokes at the same course. He continued to be by Woods’ side as he went on to win 13 of his 15 major titles, excluding his very first major championship and his most recent at the Masters Tournament. Related News Williams is coming off the bag of Adam Scott, who he caddied for during the 2011 through 2017 seasons. The two won the 2013 Masters together.He retired after the long stint with Scott but seems to be running to golf’s biggest stage with Day.Day won the PGA Championship in 2015 for his only major title. He has yet to win on tour this season, but his best finish on the PGA Tour came in February at Pebble Beach, where he tied for fourth in the AT&T Pro-Am.Day finished inside the top 10 in five U.S. Open starts between 2011 and 2016, but has struggled recently. In the last two years he has missed the cut twice after four consecutive seasons with a top-10 finish. U.S. Open 2019: Notable Thursday-Friday groups, tee times at Pebble Beachlast_img