08 August 2011

Steve Williams Should Shut Up

What will the biggest story be after the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which Adam Scott won by four strokes at 17 under par, at Firestone? Not Scott with one of the biggest wins of his career but rather his caddy Steve Williams, best known for being Tiger Woods' caddy for 12 years. Woods recently announced that Williams would no longer be his caddy and that "a change was needed".  Williams decided to steal the show for Scott's victory when the spotlight deserves to be on Scott. First let's take a look to what Williams said to CBS Sports' David Feherty after Scott nailed the winning putt and I'll give you my analysis of such.

I mean, winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational constitutes the greatest week of your life as a caddy. Over the thirteen majors he won with Woods, including the Masters three times? Come on, that's pure bull right there.
If he feels angry about how he was fired by Woods and at how the relationship ended, that's understandable. I'm sure it was disappointing for Williams to get fired from the man he's worked with for so long and once had a strong friendship with, but there's a time and a place for those emotions to come out. Expressing them when your player is coming off a big victory is pretty ridiculous in my mind.
You really have to feel for Scott right now. He finally is tapping into his great potential and when he gets a big victory, he gets overshadowed by his caddy's anger at his formal employer. I just don't get it.

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