Anyway, for those still interested in Williams, this week’s column in Sympatico Sports addresses the issue of Tiger Woods’ former mouthy bag carrier:
Steve Williams might be insensitive. He might be a twit who speaks before he thinks. Heck, he might even be a racist.
But that doesn’t mean Australian golfer Adam Scott should turf the Kiwi looper after Williams made a questionable remark at a caddie function.
For those who have missed the ensuing maelstrom, last Friday Williams, speaking at a candid caddie awards dinner in Shanghai, was asked about his overly jubilant celebration following Scott’s August victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Williams, who apparently thought his comments were on the QT and hush-hush, said this about his post-round excitement: “My aim had been to shove it right up that black a–.”
The biting remark was in reference to Tiger Woods, his long-time employer who unceremoniously fired Williams in July. No one is really surprised that Williams thinks Woods, once a close friend, is a horse’s ass. If that’s all Williams had said, it would have likely past without comment. But Williams, who has been known to make outrageous remarks throughout his career, including the specter of race, a no-no anywhere and certainly in professional golf, which has a history of racist behaviour to anyone who isn’t white.