Front, back, side to side, never let a hoe-a$$ caddie slide…
Tiger Woods took the high road in making his first public comments about his embattled former caddie, Steve Williams, at the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club on Tuesday morning in Sydney.
“Stevie’s certainly not a racist, there’s no doubt about that,” Woods said in a packed press conference, which aired on Golf Channel Monday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern. (Sydney is 16 hours ahead of the East Coast.) “It was a comment that definitely shouldn’t have been made, and he certainly regrets that comment.”
Woods said he and Williams met face-to-face in Sydney, Williams apologized and the two shook hands.
The former world No. 1 was seemingly the last person to comment on the inflammatory insult that stunned many. Williams was at a caddie awards ceremony in Shanghai when he was asked why he had celebrated so exuberantly after his new boss, Adam Scott, won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August.
“My aim was to shove it up that black a——,” Williams said.
Although the event was billed as a bawdy roast in which all comments would be off the record, the racial comment—made into a microphone on stage, and in front of several players, media and others—made its way around the world quickly, first via Twitter and then with reports in two newspapers.
“It was hurtful, certainly,” Woods said. “But you know, life goes on.”
“Life goes on”?!?! Ninja who are you Tupac?!?! Stevie ishtted on you professionally, then makes some racist jokes and all you got is “life goes ont”?? You were supposed to let Stevie beyotch-a$$ HAVE IT!
SMH. Huey Newton is doing somersaults in his grave…