The Sun (Malaysia)



OUTSPOKEN caddy Steve Williams has revealed that he sometimes felt like a “slave” to Tiger Woods and wanted to stop the champion American golfer spitting on the course. Williams, who parted ways with Woods in 2011 after helping him win all but one of his 14 major titles, writes in a book released today that he also felt tainted by the sex scandal involving the superstar athlete. The New Zealander claims he was hounded by the media after the story broke in 2009, but was still determined to stick by his friend. “I did that even though people were accusing me of being an enabler, an accomplice, saying I was lying when I stated clearly that I knew nothing about this. For months on end, my life was absolutely miserable,” he says in Out of the Rough, written with journalist Michael Donaldson. He notes that while Woods had a bad temper “you could live with it because it ended as quickly as it started”. “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.”

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