Tiger Woods' caddie, Steve Williams, breaks his silence
Tiger Woods' caddie, Steve Williams, has broken his silence on Woods' recent problems in an interview with a New Zealand newspaper.
Williams said the Woods scandal had placed pressure on his own wife and family and that Woods had admitted to him he had "a problem."
"My head is in a spin right now," Williams told the New Zealand Sunday News.
"The media has made it very difficult for my family. There is no question about it.
"Obviously, I understand Tiger has got a problem." And, he said, he and Woods "discussed that."
Williams said he decided to speak after discussions with his family, including wife Kirsty, because journalists chasing the Woods scandal had started asking if he had been involved.
Williams said he had no knowledge of Woods' infidelity and that anyone who doubted his sincerity didn't understand Woods' "indiscretions" happened while Williams was back with family in New Zealand.
"What people fail to realize is I [just] work for Tiger Woods," he said. "I live in New Zealand, I travel to and from New Zealand to caddie for Tiger Woods. I am not with him 24/7. Whilst I am a very good friend of his ... I don't know what he does off the course. Some nights we go to dinner." Incidents of infidelity probably didn't occur while Woods was competing, Williams said. "When he is not competing, I am back in New Zealand. I have no knowledge of what he is doing."
You can read the entire interview here.
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Photo: Steve Williams with Tiger Woods on July 14, 2009, during the British Open at Turnberry in Scotland. Credit: Jon Super / Associated Press