Tiger Woods Caddie – Tiger Woods could’ve hung caddie Steve Williams out to dry.
He could’ve pulled out a violin and said how hurt he’d been by his estranged caddie’s clumsy remarks about wanting to shove Adam Scott’s victory at the Bridgestone Invitational “up (Woods’) black a**hole.”
And if he had, Williams, who is still bitter at being fired by Woods in July, would’ve faced an even more uncertain future as the blowtorch would’ve again been applied on Scott to sack his bagman.
Instead, Woods, who was “surprised and hurt” by Williams’ comment, according to a source close to him, chose to take the high road.
On Tuesday at the Australian Open, he hosed down the hysteria over the ill-considered remarks by declaring that his former caddie, who is part Maori, isn’t a racist.
“No, Stevie’s certainly not a racist, there’s no doubt about that,” Woods said. “I think it was a comment that shouldn’t have been made and was certainly one that he wished he didn’t make.”
Despite breathless reports about how organizers of the Australian Open would move mountains to keep the two men apart, it took just minutes for them to run into each other in Sydney.
Woods walked into the gym at his harborside hotel and there was Williams.
“We talked this morning, we met face to face and talked about it, talked it through,” Woods said. “He did apologize. It was hurtful, certainly, but life goes forward.”
The two finished the conversation by shaking hands, Woods said.