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- You thought Steve Williams was a horrible human being? You were right.
- Kevin Na tells all about Williams’ heinous behavior towards him.
Steve Williams is now almost as infamous as Tiger Woods himself. Woods’ ex-caddie has a bit of a reputation for sheer brazenness after ruthlessly capitalizing on his former boss’s misdeeds in a tell-all “memoir” and referring to himself as a “slave”. You’d think that he’s shown enough poor taste for an entire career, but apparently not. According to some other PGA Tour players, he’s just as badly behaved in person. Reportedly, he was little better than a schoolyard bully to Kevin Na, a PGA Tour player well-known for his rather fragile mental health and severe performance anxiety on the course.
After an especially nerve-wracking day on the course, Na noticed that Williams, who was caddying for Adam Scott at the time, was furious at his slow playing. His suspicions were confirmed when Williams glared daggers at him the entire round and refused to shake his hand after it was all over. Things only went downhill when the men encountered each other in the scoring tent.
“In the scoring tent, as I was about to leave, Stevie looks at me and goes, ‘Do you ever watch a bad movie again and again?’ I didn’t really know what he was talking about, so I just said, ‘Uh, no.’ He goes, ‘That’s what you are, Kevin, a bad movie. I never want to see you play again.’ And I looked at him and I said, ‘Stevie, you’re out of line. If Adam has a problem with my play, he had every right to say whatever he wants. You’re in no position to tell me what you just said to me.’ He got real close to me and was saying basically he could say whatever he wanted. It was getting pretty heated, but one of the Tour officials stepped in and said, ‘Guys, not in here.’ And that ended it.”
For the record, we think Na handled it as well as he could have, but we do wish he could have gotten a decent punch in if we’re honest. Perhaps “Stevie” would have learned a lesson or two about assuming people with mental health issues are easy prey.