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Steve Williams-Tiger Woods saga drags on: A fan’s reaction
One of the most notable moments coming out of the Bridgestone Invitational last week was Steve Williams' reaction to winning the tournament as a caddy for Adam Scott. If anyone is not familiar with what Williams said, it was something along the lines of "this was the best tournament win I have ever had."
Obviously, it was a strong rebuke of his former caddying days with Tiger Woods, and he recently stated to FOXSports.com that it was "a bit over the top." From a fan's perspective, I agree that it was an unnecessary thing to say after the tournament. However, I believe that it also really overshadowed the player he was caddying for in the first place. What about Adam Scott? He was the one who won the tournament last week, yet hardly anyone on the Internet or television is talking about how great he played.
Rather, it is all about the "Tiger vs. Williams" drama.
Does any normal golf fan really care about the situation between Tiger Woods and Steve Williams? Whichever side you are on, one of the more interesting events to watch going into this week's PGA Championship is Tiger's press conference. Supposedly, Tiger phoned Williams that he was fired instead of in-person, which wasn't the right thing to do, in my opinion. If you have been close with someone for the length of time that Tiger and Williams have, the least Tiger can do is man up and tell him that he is moving on in-person.
As far as Tiger's reaction to what Williams said after the Bridgestone Invitational, I think he will try to brush it off as if it was no big issue or anything. That is what Tiger almost always does when it comes to handling difficult questions before an upcoming tournament. Hopefully, his reaction to "caddie-gate" will help it to blow over soon so we can actually focus on golf itself, which is shaping up to be great with the upcoming PGA Championship.
Ryan Kekoufksi is a three handicap golfer who has both played and watched the sport for over a decade. He covers sports for the Yahoo! Contributor Network, and currently resides in Virginia. His personal blog can be found here.
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