STEVE WILLIAMS ADDED TO CADDIE HALL OF FAME

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BY: RORY SPEARS

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The Western Golf Association (WGA) inducted PGA Tour caddie Steve Williams into the Caddie Hall of Fame, for his contributions in promoting caddies and their role in the game of golf.

Williams received the bronze statue from NBC and Golf Channel anchor Steve Sands, at the BMW Championship in Cherry Hills Colorado.

” I would like to thank the Western Golf Association for inducting me into the Hall of Fame,” Williams said. “I very much appreciate the honor.”

“For more than 15 years, no one has been more synonymous with caddying than Steve Williams,” said WGA President & CEo John Kaczkowski.” In addition to caddying for major champions Tiger Woods and Adam Scott, Steve has elevated the profiles of caddies worldwide and inspired countless young people to want to be caddies.

Williams started as a caddie near his home in New Zealand at the age of 10. His first job in the professional ranks was for Australian great Peter Thomson when he was just 13 years old. before joining Woods he caddied for Greg Norman and Raymond Floyd. Woods won 13 major titles with Williams on the bag, Scott won the 2013 Masters with Williams on his bag.

THE EVENS SCHOLARS CUP was held on Monday of the BMW Championship week at Cherry Hills Country Club. A total of 108 golfers took part in the outing. The Evans Scholars Cup raised more than $500,000 dollars for the Evan Scholars.

Peter Evans a freshman at the University of Colorado, was named the recipient of the 2014 PGA Tour Chip Beck award. Evans is from Little Rock Arkansas, and is a Biology major. His is a caddie at the Alotian Club in Roland Arkansas.

During the event the Colorado Golf Association made a donation of $51,700 to the Evans Scholars Foundation. Evans Scholars who worked the event that day, also donated over $5,000 dollars from fees and tips to the fund.

The WGA is headquartered in Golf Illinois.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.