Tiger Woods' former caddy Steve Williams is back in the news, again for a comment in reference to his ex-employer. This time, however, his comment crossed the line of racial insensitivity. After being asked to explain his now-famous outburst after current employer Adam Scott won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Williams said in reference to Woods, according to The Telegraph: “My aim was to shove it right up that black arsehole."
Williams first made headlines following statements he made after being fired by Woods.
"You could say I’ve wasted the last two years of my life. I’ve stuck with Tiger and been incredibly loyal," Williams said last summer. "I’m not disappointed I’ve been fired – that’s part of the job – but the timing is extraordinary. I, along with a lot of people, lost a lot of respect for Tiger and I pointed out before his return at the Masters in 2010 that he had to earn back my respect. Through time I hope he can gain my respect back.”
After Scott's Bridgestone Invitational win, Williams said: “I have been caddying for more than 30 years now and that is the best win of my life. A lot has been said and it is great to back it up. I back myself as a frontrunner as a caddie and I have won again.” Williams' latest comment, made during a dinner at the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai, has shaken the British press due to its proximity to soccer player John Terry's alleged racial comments made toward fellow player Rio Ferdinand.