Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tiger Woods repays Steve Williams’ loyalty with a sacking

Tiger Woods (right) worked with Steve Williams since 1999"He's been a heck of a caddie, there's no doubt about that," Tiger Woods said last December as he signed autographs. Then he stopped for a moment, looked up to make eye contact and added with emphasis, "And he's a great friend."


Tiger Woods provoked a furious reaction from Steve Williams on Wednesday night after sacking his caddie despite more than 12 years of loyal service. Steve Williams claimed to be “shocked and disappointed” at the decision, having remained resolutely tight-lipped throughout the sex scandal that engulfed Woods late in 2009. Williams, who had worked with Woods since March 1999, was personally informed by his employer earlier this month, following the AT&T National in Pennsylvania. Hank Haney, Woods’s former coach, said: “I am shocked. Stevie is the best caddie I have ever seen and has been a big part of a lot of his success.”
- The Telegraph