Tiger Woods said on Monday that he was hurt by his former caddy Steve Williams’ racial remarks last week, but felt that Williams is “certainly not a racist,” according to BBC.
"It was a wrong thing to say," Woods said. "We're moving forward. It was hurtful certainly, but life goes forward. It is a comment that shouldn't have been made and he certainly wishes he didn't make it."
Woods added that he has spoken to Williams about the remark.
"We talked about it this morning, we met face-to-face, we talked it through and we have agreed it was the wrong thing to say. He did apologize,” Woods said.
Williams made headlines last week when he said that “[his] aim was to shove it right up that black arsehole” in regard to his outburst following current employer Adam Scott’s win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.
Williams later apologized for his comments. "I now realize how my comments could be construed as racist,” Williams said. “That was not my intent. I apologize to Tiger and anyone else I have offended."