Williams, who retired from caddying in 2017, will now be trying to help the No. 16 player in the world capture his first U.S. Open title. Day’s regular caddie since 2017 has been longtime friend Luke Reardon. Neither Day nor his team would confirm to Golf Channel whether or not Williams being used on Day’s bag this week is a temporary or permanent move.
Day’s only major victory so far came at the 2015 PGA Championship, and he’s missed the cut at the last two U.S. Opens. But he’s earned five top-10 finishes in eight U.S. Open starts, including two second-place finishes in 2011 and 2013.
Day, who is looking for his first win on Tour since the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship, will be playing a major event at Pebble Beach for the first time this week. He’s coming off having missed the cut at both the PGA Championship and Memorial Tournament. But his best finish on Tour thus far was a T4 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this past February.
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