While attending a "caddie of the year" event in Shanghai, where he won "Celebration of the year" thanks to his ridiculous behavior following Adam Scott's win at the Bridgestone Invitational—including claiming the victory was the greatest of his career—Steve Williams was asked why he made such an absurd statement and said "I wanted to shove it up that black arsehole."
I can only imagine there were many audible gasps and much sucking of teeth after that damned record player skipped for the final time. Indeed, " organisers of the awards ceremony, held at the players' hotel, had declared the occasion 'private' and 'off the record' but when the guests spilled out of the venue they could talk of little else. 'I have never seen so many jaws drop in one room at the same time,' said one caddie who was present. 'I was standing next to a European Tour official and he said to me 'thank God he [Williams] is not on our tour'."
For "his" part, Williams seems to have realized that he is a stupid person and quickly apologized on his website. "He" wrote "I apologize for comments I made last night at the Annual Caddy Awards dinner in Shanghai. Players and caddies look forward to this evening all year and the spirit is always joking and fun. I now realize how my comments could be construed as racist. However I assure you that was not my intent. I sincerely apologize to Tiger and anyone else I have offended."
Adam Scott has, once again, been forced to defend his caddie's idiocy and remains loyal and unperturbed. He shot birdie-birdie-eagle on the final three holes to find himself three strokes back of the lead going into the final round of the World Golf Championship. He said he thought the quote was probably taken out of context.
Scott seems like a decent guy and I'm sure is privately pissed because it takes a special kind of person to make Tiger Woods look like a victim. It takes an arsehole, really.
Caddie Steve Williams In Race Row After Attack On Tiger Woods [The Guardian]
Adam Scott Withers Another Steve Williams Moment And Stays In Picture At HSBC [Washington Post]