Hell hath no fury like a caddy scorned.
Steve Williams, long-time golfing partner of Tiger Woods, has released a tell-all memoir about his 13 -years of friendship and caddying alongside one of the sport’s most successful, and mocked, figures.
The book, titled “Out of the Rough, ” is billed as a reflection of the “highs and lows” of the pair’s careers. But in an excerpt published on the New Zealand news site Stuff.co.nz — Williams is a native Kiwi — the caddy speaks for the first time about the horror Wood’s affair caused, for both the golfer and those around him.
Woods’ divorce from Elin Nordegren in 2010 stimulated international headlines after the superstar was linked to many mistresses during their five-year matrimony. The news culminated where reference is crashed his SUV into a tree on Thanksgiving night in 2009 and later checked into rehab. The separation had now been been quoted as one of the most expensive divorces in history, topping $100 million.
Williams recalls the episode as a friend abandoned, and “how bitterly disappointed” he was at the lack of communication from Woods’ camp at the time. He writes he was “furious … at being dragged through the wringer over a scandal I had nothing to do with, ” noting an incident where reporters corralled him during a family vacation in New Zealand.
After asserting that he wouldn’t have maintained Woods’ affair secret from Nordegren as their spouses had become good friends, a particularly troubling bit surrounds the golfer’s well-known antics on the course. Williams writes about tackling Woods about his behavior during the affair, his bad temper and his need to show me and video games of golf more respect.”
“One thing that really pissed me off was how he would flippantly fling a club in the general direction of the container, expecting me to go over and pick it up, ” Williams writes. “I felt uneasy about bending down to pick up his discarded club “its like” I was his slave.”
Woods fired Williams in 2011, saying that it was time for a change.
You can read the entire excerpt here.
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