Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams has written a tell-all about his time with the famous golfer, and sadly, not everything he has to say is good.
The New Zealand born Williams penned Out of the Rough as a way to remove himself from the bad behavior Tiger Woods exhibited while cheating on his then-wife Elin Nordegren. Williams said many people believed he was aware of what Tiger Woods was doing, when in fact, he wasn’t.
A New Zealand newspaper published an excerpt from the book this weekend.
Steve Williams made $6-million plus working for Tiger. Said "it was like I was his slave'' in a book. https://t.co/xudpn1Rn5b
— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) November 1, 2015
“People in my local community would front up to me at the shops and call me a liar to my face, and ask ‘what are you doing with him?’” Williams wrote. “I repeatedly asked for Tiger’s management to release a statement that would clear me of any involvement in this lurid news.
“They simply wouldn’t do it because there were others in his group who knew exactly what was going on and management felt they couldn’t single out one person as innocent. Angry, frustrated and hung out to dry, I was also in limbo about when I would next work.”
Steve Williams claimed, despite Tiger Woods’ behavior, that he had a strong allegiance to the golfer.
“I felt incredibly loyal to Tiger–this was the toughest time of his life and I wasn’t going to ditch him,” he said.
Williams hoped that Tiger Woods would change his ways and prove to him that he was worthy of that friendship.
Sadly, that never happened.
Steve Williams writes in the tell-all of something Tiger Woods did that strongly raised his ire.
He explained that Woods “would flippantly toss a club in the general direction of the bag, expecting me to go over and pick it up.”
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 1, 2015
“I felt uneasy about bending down to pick up his discarded club – it was like I was his slave,” he wrote. “The other thing that disgusted me was his habit of spitting at the hole if he missed a putt. Tiger listened to what I had to say, the air was cleared and we got on with it — his goal was to be the best player in history and my goal was to keep working as best I could to help make that happen.”
Do you think Tiger Woods is the same man Steve Williams writes about in his book? Is he still treating people poorly and carrying on a self-abusive life behind the scenes?