Golfchannel.com’s Rex Hoggard is reporting tonight that Shane Joel, Mark O’Meara’s caddie on the Champions Tour, may be the leading candidate to replace Steve Williams permanently on Tiger Woods’ bag:
Add Shane Joel to the short list of candidates. Joel, who caddies for Woods’ friend Mark O’Meara, was spotted on the Firestone practice tee last week talking with Woods. A person familiar with the situation said, “if he came (to Ohio) to talk to him, he is his new caddie.”
Joel lives in the Orlando, Fla., area and would be familiar with Woods’ game, having caddied for O’Meara during numerous practice rounds with Woods, including at this year’s Masters.
I think he would be a wise, veteran choice for Tiger.