Aug
10
2011
Tiger Takes Detour on Split With Stevie
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

Tiger smiling for the cameras!

Tiger Woods arguably took the high road when asked about his former caddie Steve Williams’ controversial comments on Sunday following Adam Scott’s win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Thing is, Tiger never says anything, so I’m not sure he should be praised. “I was happy to see Stevie and Adam win,” Tiger said during his Wednesday presser at Atlanta Athletic Club, site of the PGA Championship. “Adam has been a friend of mine, and same with Stevie. I sent Stevie a nice text after completion, congratulating him on his win. It was good to see them go out there and play as well as they did.”

Asked to confirm agent Mark Steinberg meeting with Stevie yesterday, Tiger simply replied, “They talked, yeah.”

Does Tiger regret the way his split with Williams has unfolded?

“Sometimes we all need changes, and this was a change, and as I told you guys earlier, I was at peace with it, and it was a decision and a direction I wanted to go, and that’s it,” said Tiger.

Okie dokie!

Meanwhile, Stevie has apologized for inadvertently overshadowing Scott’s victory with his comments, including a statement on his website:

“My emotions following Adam’s victory were running very high and at the time I felt like my emotions poured out and got the better of me. I apologize to my fellow caddies and professionals for failing to mention Adam’s outstanding performance. I would like to thank all those fans at Firestone who made this victory the most special of my career.”

That’s good enough for me.

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)