Steven Williams, maybe best known for being Tiger Woods’ former caddie, recently published a book – Out of the Rough. In it, he recounts his experiences caddying for Tiger Woods, among other famous golfers.
Some of what was written has come under fire, especially when Williams said that at time he felt he was Tiger’s “slave”:
One thing that really pissed me off was how he would flippantly toss a club in the general direction of the bag, expecting me to go over and pick it up. I felt uneasy about bending down to pick up his discarded club – it was like I was his slave. The other thing that disgusted me was his habit of spitting at the hole if he missed a putt. Tiger listened to what I had to say, the air was cleared and we got on with it – his goal was to be the best player in history and my goal was to keep working as best I could to help make that happen.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith in turn went on a rant that only Stephen A. Smith can, providing us with some great television.
For the record it seems Mr. Williams was a highly paid slave, making between $6-8 million while carrying Tiger’s bags around the course for 12 years.
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