Stuff- Caddy Steve Williams has broken his silence for the first time since the Tiger Woods sex scandal, revealing his former boss also had a bad temper, threw clubs and would spit at the hole if he missed a putt. In his tell-all book Out of the Rough, written with Auckland journalist Michael Donaldson, Williams says both Woods and his manager Mark Steinberg cut off all communication with him for four months after news of Woods’ affair with Rachel Uchitel broke. Williams claims he and his family were harassed by media and members of the public by association because Steinberg refused to put out a statement clearing him of any involvement in the scandal. Williams caddied for Woods for 13 years winning 13 major championships together and attending each other’s weddings before their high profile split in 2011. Their wives Kirsty and Elin were close with Kirsty revealing in the book the anger and blame directed at her husband. One thing that really pissed me off was how he would flippantly toss a club in the general direction of the bag, expecting me to go over and pick it up. I felt uneasy about bending down to pick up his discarded club – it was like I was his slave. The other thing that disgusted me was his habit of spitting at the hole if he missed a putt. Tiger listened to what I had to say, the air was cleared and we got on with it – his goal was to be the best player in history and my goal was to keep working as best I could to help make that happen.
Whoa. Some controversial statements there from Tiger Woods’ former caddy Steve Williams. Saying he felt like Tiger’s “slave” during parts of his tenure on the golfer’s bag. It’s weird. Using a word like “slave” seems strong in just about any context but especially one between a professional golfer and caddy. It’s almost like Williams has a book coming out today and he’s trying to garner attention for it or something. Oh wait! Steve Williams does have a book coming out today! An autobiography! On the bookshelves now! And that is from an excerpt released yesterday! It’s so funny how stuff like that works out. Very fortuitous for Steve and the book stores. Life is all about timing after all.
For real though, these are absolutely ridiculous claims by Steve Williams. What we’ve got here is a golf caddy complaining about picking up clubs for their golfer. Ya know, one of the main staples of their job. I bet that slave driver even asked Steve to help him read putts like a monster. So what if Woods threw the club towards the bag out of anger? Get over it. Wipe off the club face, put it back in the bag and be quiet. For Williams to throw around the word “slave” is such headline-grabbing, book sale-pimping nonsense that everyone involved should be ashamed. It worked too because here I am blogging about it. Still a ridiculous thing to say. Yeah Steve, that job that made you super rich and famous and gave you a front row seat to some of the greatest moments in sports history sounds a whole lot like SLAVERY.
How about the ego on Williams though? Bro, you’re a fucking caddy. Caddies are like umpires. I shouldn’t even notice you’re there. If I do, you’re doing it wrong. Pick up the clubs for the great Tiger Woods, tell him which way the wind is blowing and keep your fucking mouth shut. That’s it. It’s interesting. I don’t recall any of this bitching and moaning when Tiger was dominating the world and causing Williams’ bank account to explode. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Williams is absolutely nothing without Tiger Woods. That’s why he has to use his former boss to sell books. His Tiger-less life just isn’t interesting. Sorry but no one cares about your race car life, Steve. Shameless shit.
PS- The name of Steve’s autobiography is Out of the Rough. Creative as it gets, Stevie. How long did it take to come up with that?
Double PS- If you’re Adam Scott (who Steve Williams currently caddies for) aren’t you a little skeptical now about having Williams on your bag? Where’s the loyalty? Where’s the caddy/golfer confidentiality? I realize caddying for Tiger during his apex, and the stories that go along with that, is the type of shit that sells books and nobody is buying a book about the times with Adam Scott but still. If I’m Adam I’d be nervous that Williams has such loose lips and is so willing to throw his former “friends” under the bus for a quick buck.
Your best work in months - good take. Nice job, T.
you made millions carrying a bag....STFU
Real tough guy, spouting off after the guy made 6 millions caddying for tiger
Sounds like a barstool headline-grabber
I don’t feel good
Guy needs to read the dictionary definition of slave. I’d rather be tiger’s club monkey lacing up spikes for a Monday morning on the links than holding back farts in a Confrence room with Cole haans digging into my Achilles.
if Stevie felt mistreated, how you suppose Bubba’s caddie must feel?
Tiger Woods is a fucking bum, nobody cares about him anymore
Your best work in months – good take. Nice job, T.
Steve Williams has a bigger ego than Tiger does. “I’ve won 14 major tournaments.” Take it easy bro, you were carrying the fucking bag.
This dude really feels sorry because he had to pick up a golf club after Tiger Woods. Dude, you’re his caddy, that’s what you’re supposed to do. Plus he made millions off of it. No one on this planet feels sorry for Steve Williams.
Williams is so butt hurt that tiger cut him loose. like enough with the complaining already dude. just move on. he consistently sounds like the ex gf who got dropped for the hotter girl. we get it, your pissed tiger treated you like crap then cut you loose. act like a man and shut the fuck up already. hope this guy gets sued for everything he’s worth.
The guy is the highest earning “athlete” EVER in his home country. Give me a break
Tiger at his best was great theater, but if you don’t think he’s a first ballot douche you’re lying to yourself.
I caddied for 7 years at a local country club, never picked up a club that was thrown. If someone throws a club and expects you to pick it up, they are disrespecting you. If you pick it up you’re disrespecting yourself.
He felt like a slave if slaves made millions of dollars off their master. I’m sure tiger was a dick at times or even most of the time, but GTFO Steve
It’s funny how everyone in the media, and you here, are getting hung up on this comment. Clearly no one reads context properly. If he didn’t air his grievance with the Ultimate Cocksman, that would be one thing. But he says right there he aired his grievances with him and it was over with. He confronted UC over it and that was that.
That being said, writing a book like this is just fucking classless. So fuck him anyway.
Guaranteed Williams would take down the fat friend of whatever waitress Tiger was plowing that night. Dude man millions carrying a bag. Shut the fuck up already.
you made millions carrying a bag….STFU
everyone publicizes their book when it first comes out.. act like that’s something that’s never happened before
In all seriousness, who the FUCK would buy that book?
I used to get drivers thrown at me after bad drives by alcoholic doctors when I was in high school for 50 dollars. This guy needs to remove the tampon and try again.
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