Tiger's former caddie says Masters win 're-energizes' golf
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Steve Williams, who was on Tiger Woods' bag for 13 of his 15 major victories, thinks his former employer's win at Augusta National will do wonders for the sport.

"Now that Tiger has come right back there again, winning a major championship, possibly putting (Jack Nicklaus') record in play ... it just re-energizes the game," Williams said, according to ESPN's Bob Harig.

"It's absolutely awesome. He's the only guy who can energize the game like that. All those kids watching had to think it was fantastic. And so what he's done is a remarkable achievement. It's so positive."

Williams began working with Woods in 1999, but the two split in 2011 as Tiger battled injuries.

Woods captured his fifth green jacket - and the complete attention of the sporting world - with a 13-under performance at the Masters last week. While he and Williams didn't end on the best terms, Tiger's former caddie was thrilled to watch him win again.

"Given the fact two years ago he stated that he was unlikely to play competitive golf again, or was seriously doubting it ... he wouldn't just say that in jest," Williams said. "There would have been a lot of truth to it. For him to actually come back full cycle to win a major championship ... it's just an incredible story."

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