Steve Williams, Adam Scott’s caddie, has recently made headlines after a racist remark made about Tiger Woods at an award ceremony in Shanghai a few weeks back. For details on exactly what was said see Steve Williams racist comment. Although Scott made it clear that he does not condone racism, he is undoubtably keeping Williams as a caddie. Adam Scott addressed the situation via Facebook and explained that he will have no further comment regarding this situation.
This comment is not a random insult directed toward the professional golfer, Williams and Woods had a falling out after Woods fired the caddie last July. Williams, who led one of the best golfers in the history of the game to win thirteen out of the fourteen majors he has won, apologized to Woods after they met in person to clear the air. Tiger Woods handled the situation very well; he acted maturely in response to a very immature action.
“It was a wrong thing to say, something that we both acknowledge,” Woods said. “He did apologize. It was hurtful, certainly, but life goes forward.”
Although Williams made a hurtful comment, it is clear that Woods is not letting anything get in the way of his comeback to play better golf. Other professional golfers such as Greg Norman, known for his fluid swing and fast tempo, defended his old caddie by stating that we all say “stupid things” that we don not mean and that Steve Williams is not a racist. Tiger Woods shared the same opinion that Williams is not a racist despite the hurtful comment. Steve Williams made a terrible remark that teaches us to be careful what we say when in the spotlight.
Was Greg Norman wrong for defending Steve Williams? Is Tiger’s easy-going response to a potential distracting situation a sign that his focus on golf is strong? Leave a comment and share your opinion on the subject!
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