Tiger Woods and caddie Steve Williams were one of the most successful player-caddie partnerships in golfing history. the formidable pair were together for 13 years, during which time Woods won 13 majors.
In 2011, they split following the fallout from Tiger’s infidelity scandal and since then their relationship has taken a sharp, ugly turn for the worse.
While Tiger has remained fairly quiet on the issue, Williams has been very outspoken about his old boss. His most recent attack claims that he was treated like a “slave” during the pair’s time together.
In a brand new auto-biography – Out Of The Rough – Steve brings some sensitive information to our attention.
“I was adamant that some of his behaviour on the course had to change. He was well known for his bad temper and, while that wasn’t pleasant to witness, you could live with it because it ended as quickly as it started. But he had other bad habits that upset me. I wanted him to prove to me he could change his behaviour and show me‚ and the game of golf, more respect.
“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.”
Woods and Williams had been famously close, to the point where Tiger was the best man at his caddie’s wedding in 2006. Williams is obviously still mad and doesn’t believe that the televised apology Woods offered for his affairs was “warranted.” Williams adds: “It was heavily scripted with nothing natural about it.”