Steve Williams Issues Apology
By mustang6560 on 11/7/11
Steve Williams, Adam Scott's caddie, issued an apology on his website for the remark he made during his acceptance speech Friday night at the Annual Caddy Awards in Shanghai.
"I apologize for comments I made last night at the Annual Caddy Awards dinner in Shanghai. Players and caddies look forward to this evening all year and the spirit is always joking and fun. I now realize how my comments could be construed as racist. However I assure you that was not my intent. I sincerely apologize to Tiger and anyone else I have offended."
Steve won the "Celebration of the Year" award for his celebration following Adam's win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational when his new boss beat his old boss, Tiger Woods. In his speech, the Kiwi said "It was my aim to shove it right up that black a------,".

I've read several opinions about Steve's "racist" comments and I agree with the sentiment that those kind of remarks have no place in sport. Steve is a professional and his comments - even after a few drinks - were amateurish. He should know that the golf world is very sensitive to racist and potentially racist comments because of its history as an elitist sport so even a well intentioned joke can get you in hot water very quick.

I don't know Steve so I'm not going to try and speak to his character or the intention behind his comments. But, I do think it is within the realm of possibility that his apology is sincere and that his comments were not racially motivated. Hopefully, Steve learned his lesson. I could go a few months without his name in the headlines.

photo by Keith Allison

[ comments ]
chief_broom says:
I agree the comment was an incredibly stupid thing for Williams to say, but I also don't find it hard to believe that at an award ceremony by and for caddies that the comments being made would certainly have been somewhat salty especially toward the players whom caddies have a kind of love/hate relationship with under the best of circumstances. Who hasn't made rude comments regarding their boss or former boss who also happend to fire you in the not to distant past.
jrbizzle says:
I agree that the comments were not unexpected, but not because of the time and place. They were expected because Steve Williams has always been known to be a world class a-hole. The only reason people forgot about Steve is the way Tiger broke him off. Not to long before that, people always spoke of him as hot tempered and a guy who publicly screams down fans and broke cameras for his boss.
homermania says:
Is this the same event where he called Phil a prick a couple years ago?
Sert Thipavong says:
He is a cadiy, shut the fuk up! Adam Scott needs to fire his ass.
Sert Thipavong says:
Matt F says:
Storm is a tea cup. Besides Bones and Fluff, he's the best caddie around, Adam needs to keep him, but rein him in a bit.
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