- Joined Jul 14, 2003
Caddie Steve Williams says he's mad at Tiger Woods for affairs
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tiger Woods' caddie said he knew nothing about the golfer's extramarital affairs and was angry with him over the scandal.
Steve Williams told TV3's "60 Minutes" program Wednesday that he also is bitter at the reaction toward him from the media and members of the public.
"It's been the most difficult time of my life, no two ways about it, because every single person believed that I should know or did know or had something to do with it," Williams said. "I knew nothing, that's my answer. I don't have to clarify or extend that answer, I knew nothing."
The New Zealander, who has been Woods' caddie for 11 years, said he would have spoken up if he had known about the player's behavior.
"If the shoe was on someone else, I would say the same thing. It would be very difficult as a caddie not to know but I'm 100 percent telling you, I did not know, and that's that," he said. "I'm a straight-up sort of person. If I had known something was going on, the whistle would have been blown."
Williams said he was angry when revelations about Woods' private life emerged, but had not berated the player because he felt he needed a friend.
"Of course I'm mad at him, why would you not be?" Williams said. "I'm close with his wife and he's got two lovely children and he's let them down.
"When a guy's having a tough time, it's not up to me to beat him with a stick right now. He's getting enough grilling from everybody else."
Oh "if you knew" you would have ratted him out Steve? This idiot would be making $40,000 a year teaching retirees golf somewhere in New Zealand if it wasn't for Woods