Gifts to Steve Williams for his farewell tour

Gifts to Steve Williams for his farewell tour

Did you know this is Steve Williams' last season as a full-time caddie? Well, now you do.  The man who was on the bag for 13 of Tiger Woods' 14 majors, Adam Scott's historic Masters win and, in unprecedented fashion, had his own winner's interview, is hanging up the bib at the end of the year.

After the kind of career Williams has had, he deserves a farewell tour. Seriously. Especially since golfers never seem to really retire on a firm date.

And since Major League Baseball has been lining the path to retirement for its greats with absurd gifts for the likes of Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter, it only made sense to imagine what gifts Steve Williams could get between now and the end of the year.

An undershirt: Steve Williams seems to have never found the budget for some undershirts to prevent the full-on Tom Selleck look from his "Magnum P.I." days. It really looks hideous in a Masters jumpsuit, even with grey hair. A dickey would be a fine gift, too.

A DSLR camera: The Kiwi caddie hasn't been much of a friend of tournament photographers over the years. Now that Williams won't have to worry about camera clicks anymore (or at least as much), he can sit on the other side of the lens. It might be therapeutic.

A dictionary: You're just going to have to listen to this story to understand why this makes a great gift.

A set of Bridgestone tires: Not only does Williams love racing, but the tire (and golf equipment) maker is also sponsor of the tournament he considers his best win -- the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

A pair of non-stick shoes: At the 2006 Ryder Cup, Steve Williams was cleaning Tiger Woods' 9-iron at the K Club when he slipped on a rock and fell into a water hazard.

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