'He does things no-one else could dream of' - Steve Williams broke 'no golf' rule to watch Tiger Woods

Kiwi caddie Steve Williams says he broke his own rule not to watch former boss Tiger Woods during his fifth career Masters win earlier this week.

Tiger Woods smiles as he walks off the seventh tee during the final round for the Masters. Source: Associated Press

Williams, 56, was Woods' caddie for over a decade, on golf's biggest name's bag for 12 years from 1999 until a very public falling out between the two in 2011.

Writing for Australian outlet the Player's Voice, Williams says he now concentrated on playing golf rather than watching - until Monday morning earlier this week.

"Since I retired after caddying for Adam Scott – and before him Tiger Woods, Ray Floyd, Greg Norman, Ian Baker-Finch, Michael Clayton and others – I've gone back to playing the game I love," Williams says.

"And I try to keep up with the news and will read about golf – but I just don't watch it. Ever.

"Except for last Monday."

Monday's win was Woods' first at Augusta since 2005, his first Major victory since 2008, both with Williams on his bag.

"Fourteen years! It's almost impossible to believe. And it had been 11 years since his last major – the US Open at Torrey Pines – which he had no right to win thanks to his torn cruciate ligament and fractured tibia.

"But that's Tiger Woods – he does things no-one else could dream of doing."

Woods now sits with 15 majors won in his career, three off surpassing the legendary Jack Nicklaus, who won 18.