Williams: "Tiger thing is over"
By mustang6560 on 8/9/11
The Steve Williams signaled yesterday that the he-said, he-said drama with Tiger Woods appears to finally be over.
“I had a lot of emotions going on all week. You hear people say, ’How good are you now that you're not caddying for Tiger,’ things like that, and it makes you want to prove yourself.

“And when we were coming down the stretch and all those people were calling out my name, I mean I’ve never experienced anything like that, and when Adam won, all of a sudden, all that emotion, it all poured out.

“But, look, it’s time to move on. The Tiger thing is over.”
Clearly, Steve takes pride in his craft so it's understandable that he wanted to prove his worth to the world and to his old boss. But I applaud Steve for doing his part to end the media circus he started with his post round interview with David Feherty after Adam Scott won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

It's hard to quantify the worth of a caddie because at the end of the day, the player is responsible for pulling the trigger. Would Tiger have won 72 times around the world including 13 major championships without Steve on his bag? Maybe. Probably. But, golf is all about confidence and intangibles so the fact Tiger kept Steve around for 12 years is good indication of how valuable a good caddie is.

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photo by Keith Allison

[ comments ]
elhacker says:
It's not over because the media is like a dog with a rag. They won't let it drop until it eventually fades over time.
legitimatebeef says:
Nothing is over!!!

sorry, I watched "First Blood" a couple nights ago.
accarson3 says:
Do these guys need a caddy? I noticed that Tiger was for the most part reading his own putts and grabbing his own clubs...of course maybe that's why he finished T37.
falcon50driver says:
I've found they're worth 5 or 6 strokes, playing both ways on courses where a caddie is optional. That's for an amateur. I doubt that the number would be that high for a pro,but if a caddie saved his guy one stroke every other round, that could be the difference between winning and a t6 finish.
mjaber says:
The "Tiger-Steve" thing would have been over weeks ago if Steve would have been an adult, accepted that Tiger was going another direction and moved on.
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