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Tiger Woods makes peace with Steve Williams at Presidents Cup

November 17, 2011 |  7:48 am

Tiger Woods made peace with ex-caddie Steve Williams at the Presidents Cup at Melbourne, Australia
Tiger Woods made peace with ex-caddie Steve Williams, then played worse than a caddie in the opening round of the Presidents Cup at Melbourne, Australia.

Playing with Steve Stricker, they didn't win a hole and didn't make a birdie in tying the Presidents Cup record for the worst loss ever, 7 and 6, to Adam Scott and K.J. Choi.

Scott, who now uses Williams as his caddie, kept his distance from Woods until Woods and Williams shook hands on the 12th green. The foursomes match ended with Scott rolling in a 25-foot birdie putt on the 11th, and stuffing his approach into 10 feet for Choi's birdie on their final hole.

"We were just slightly off," Woods said. "On a golf course like this, it doesn't take much."

However, despite the poor showing by Woods and Stricker, the U.S. ended the day with a 4-2 lead over the International team.

Woods said he wanted to quickly put the squabble with Williams behind him after his former caddie used a racial comment when discussing Woods a couple of weeks ago.

"I put my hand out there to shake it, and life goes forward," Woods said. "There's some great things that Steve and I did, and that's how I look at it. I know he probably looks at it differently than I do, but hey, life goes forward, and I'm very happy with what we've done in our career together."


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Photo: Tiger Woods and Steve Williams shake hands at the Presidents Cup. Credit: Brandon Malone / Reuters