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Australian Adam Scott has defended his decision not to sack caddie Steve Williams – but he’s done so for the last time.

Australian Adam Scott has defended his decision not to sack caddie Steve Williams – but he’s done so for the last time.

Williams found himself in hot water regarding an unsavoury comment he made about his former employer, Tiger Woods, saying that he would wanted to shove his first victory with his new employer, Scott, “right up that black a***hole”.

Williams apologised for the remark and said it was not intended as racist, and Woods, keen on not courting any more controversy, said he had spoken to Williams and was also happy to draw a line under the incident.

Scott released a statement earlier in the week condemning Williams’ words, though he added that he would not be firing him.

Asked to comment again on Wednesday during a pre-tournament press conference for the Australian Open in Sydney, Scott added that it was “”probably a good thing that they did (shake hands).

“He’s a part of my team and it was all unfortunate and I felt that if I spoke up I could say my piece and I wouldn’t need to deal with it any more.

“I think it’s a very unfortunate circumstance, we don’t need that in the game, and I wanted to put an end to it and I feel like I have.

“Everyone has their own opinions about the subject so I’ve stood by mine and said all I have to say about it really.”

Asked if the incident affected his game at the HSBC Champions last week (he was tied third heading into the final round, only to finish with a lackluster 73 after the news broke), he added: “I don’t think that affected my golf swing, I would say it was just a coincidence.”

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