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Tiger Woods' ex-caddie, Steve Williams, rubbing it in? [Poll]

August 8, 2011 |  9:57 am

Steve Williams was Tiger Woods' caddie for a 12-year stretch that included 13 major championships, 16 world titles and 72 wins worldwide. Yet the biggest victory of Williams' 33-year career came this weekend when he caddied for WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner Adam Scott.

That's what he told CBS Sports on Sunday after Scott's victory in the tournament, which also happened to be the first Woods played in since firing Williams earlier this month.

“I've caddied for 33 years — 145 wins now — and that's the best win I've ever had,” said Williams, who also was Woods' caddie for seven WGC victories. He also mentioned that it was the "best week of my life" two times during the interview and threw in a "greatest week of my life" for good measure.

There's no question it was a big win for Williams, who has made no secret of how he felt about his split with Woods. Fans were chanting Williams' name as he and Scott made their way to the 18th hole on Sunday, long after Woods had wrapped up his round of 70 to tie for 37th, 18 shots behind. (Incidentally, Woods received $58,500 for his performance; under the traditional caddie's cut of 10% for a win, Williams' week was worth $140,000.)

But the biggest win ever? Really?

What do you think? Did Williams come across as a poor sport with his comments Sunday? Or did he have every right to rub it in just a bit? Or maybe he was just speaking from the heart and truly felt it was the biggest win of his career.

Vote in the poll and leave a comment letting us know why you voted the way you did.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.