AUCKLAND, New Zealand, AP
Tiger Woods’ caddie, Steve Williams, has started a golf foundation in New Zealand to aid the development of more players in his home country. Williams, home on a break and pursuing his other love, motor racing — which has resulted in two fractured ribs — on Wednesday announced the formation of the Steve Williams Foundation. Williams, who carried Woods’ bag to 11 victories as well as three majors and the World Cup, said he is keen to see more New Zealand players on the PGA tours. “What I will be doing is getting stuff off Tiger and the other players on the tour to be auctioned at golf clubs and courses around the country,” he said. “That money will go to the New Zealand Golf Association to distribute to its 17 associations with the priority to go to the regions lacking in resources.” Williams also said he believed Woods would come to New Zealand one day but could not put a time frame on it. “I’ve spoken to Tiger about coming to New Zealand, he realizes that his position is that he is the ambassador of golf,” Williams said. “He would love to visit New Zealand along with a lot of other players, but there is definitely a possibility that he will come and play at some stage.