Aug
9
2011
Today in U-Turns: Stevie Regrets Going After Ex-Boss Tiger
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

Ah, those were the days.

It seems that Steve Williams has come to his senses, albeit several days too late. Today, the New Zealander moved to distance himself from his headline-grabbing Sunday evening soliloquy.

“Looking back on it, I was a bit over the top… I had a lot of anger in me about what happened and it all came out.”

A bit over the top?

“…when Adam won, all of a sudden, all that emotion poured out. But, look, it’s time to move on. The Tiger thing is over.”

Yeah, it’s over Stevie: you won. But as ever, what the good caddy giveth on one point, he taketh back in the next.

“I understand where players are coming from, but I’m a little upset by what some of them said because they have no idea what I’ve been through.”

Oddly enough, just as his caddy was backing tentatively away from all the hyperbole and the insults, his current employer (and, let’s not forget, the guy what actually won the tournament last week), Adam Scott, was leaping to his defence.

“I kind of think it’s been blown out of proportion… I guess it’s newsworthy stuff. I don’t know. Steve was obviously delighted to win, as was I. And, you know, he was speaking with a bit of emotion probably.”

The new world number nine admitted that he’d talked to Williams about the incident and the two had agreed to “let [their] clubs do the talking” this week.

Conor Nagle