November 5, 2011- The former caddie for Tiger Woods has succeeded in causing more controversy with his mouth. This time Steve Williams tossed a racial slur at his former boss. Williams was taking part in the annual caddie roast in Shanghai and was called to the stage to accept a mock award.
While on stage, he was asked to say how he felt when his new boss Adam Scott won at the Bridgestone Invitational after Woods had fired Williams. Williams responded by saying, “My intention was to shove it up that black —hole.”
The comment drew immediate reaction from players, caddies and even a small smattering of media. The party’s informal rule is all comments are off the record. That comment however was talked about long after the party ended.
The following day Williams was shocked to see his comments had been splashed across British tabloids. He quickly made an apology on his website saying he knew his comments could possibly be misconstrued as being racist. However, he said, that was not his intention.
Woods had no immediate comment but his agent Mark Steinberg said Woods would just move on. Adam Scott said he thought it was correct of Williams to apologize but that it was foolish of anyone to suggest he was racist. Scott and Woods are scheduled to be paired together in next week’s Australian Open.