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Williams Would Have Been Better Off Keeping It To Himself

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It’s hard to tell by the excerpts from Steve Williams’ new book, ‘Out of the Rough’ whether Stevie is looking for sympathy, getting his revenge on his former boss Tiger Woods or a little of both.


The world hadn’t been clamoring for a Steve Williams tell-all book but he’s given us one in which he rages about being kept out of the loop during Tiger’s scandal and how he sometimes “felt like a slave” when he had to pick up clubs Woods had tossed in frustration.

Williams would have been better off to have kept it to himself.

It’s hard to generate much sympathy for Williams, who became a rich man carrying Tiger’s clubs around the world. He was more than happy to take the money. He is a very good caddie but he’s always seemed to see himself as an almost equal part of the show.

It’s about the players.

That’s not meant to demean caddies because the good ones — Bones Mackay, Paul Tesori, Joe LaCava, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Greller. J.P. Fitzgerald and Colin Swatton to name a few — make their players better and they’re more valuable than ever.

Williams played bouncer for Woods at times and it was necessary but Tiger didn’t win 13 of his majors because Stevie was on the bag.

Remember when Adam Scott won with Williams on the bag at Firestone and it was all about Williams, who called it his biggest win.


Anyway, Williams’ side of the story is out there if you’re interested.


I’ve heard enough already.




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