Tiger Woods’ caddy Steve Williams is with his boss through thick and thin. But that doesn’t mean he knew anything about the extra-marital affairs Tiger was having. Williams claims he had no idea what was going on off the green.
In an interview with 60 Minutes, he says, “It’s been the most difficult time of my life, no two ways about it, because every single person believed that I should know or did know or had something to do with it. I knew nothing, that’s my answer. I don’t have to clarify or extend that answer, I knew nothing.”
Steve, who has worked with Tiger for eleven years, says that had he known the extend, he would have “blown the whistle” on his boss. “If the shoe was on someone else, I would say the same thing. It would be very difficult as a caddie not to know but I’m 100 percent telling you, I did not know, and that’s that,” he said. “I’m a straight-up sort of person. If I had known something was going on, the whistle would have been blown.”
So how does Williams feel now, in the aftermath of it all? “Of course I’m mad at him, why would you not be?” he said. “I’m close with his wife and he’s got two lovely children and he’s let them down.
Despite his anger, Williams says he’s trying to forgive him and stand by him. “When you’re a true friend of somebody, that’s when somebody needs your support and need you the most. That’s when you don’t walk away,” he said. “Tiger’s one of my closest friends and he needs my support right now and I’d never think of walking away.”
As for what’s next, Williams seems anxious for this impromptu vacation from golf to end. “When I talk to him, I don’t talk to him about what’s happened,” Williams said. “I talk to him about the future and about what we’re going to try to accomplish and how we’re going to get over it.”
We’re sure both Steve and Tiger can’t wait to get back in the game.