Woods to face the media
Tiger Woods will face the media on Monday for the first time since news broke about his ex-caddie’s racist remarks about him.
A so-far silent Tiger Woods will face the media on Monday for the first time since news broke about his ex-caddie’s racist remarks about him.
No word yet if the press conference scheduled to take place in Australia at 11.30pm GMT will be about Steve Williams’ remarks or whether Tiger will even address the issue.
Woods is set to participate in this week’s Australian open as a warm-up for the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne the following week, and the former world number one will more than likely want to focus on those issues rather than become embroiled in a war of words.
Williams, who caddied for Woods for 12 year before being let go earlier in the year, seems not yet to have gotten over the split, and lashed out at caddies’ awards dinner in Shanghai last Friday.
When asked by a journalist how he felt after picking up his first win with Adam Scott, his new employer, he replied: “It was my aim to shove it right up that black a—hole.”
Scott has made his feelings on the matter clear, and was quoted in the Daily Telegraph as saying: “I don’t see it being an issue moving forward.
“I think from my side of things and my teams (of sponsors), the matter has been put to bed. I’ve got nothing more to talk about it with anyone. So I’m moving on.”
The International Federation of PGA Tours seems to agree with him. They released a statement on Sunday strongly condeming Williams’ words, though adding that they would be taking no further action.
Another Australian golfer, Presidents Cup captain Greg Norman, has also defended Williams.
“Steve’s not a racist,” said Norman, who has also worked with him.
“We’ve all made stupid comments at stupid times. Unfortunately his stupid comment became global news. I know he probably regrets saying it.
“But I guarantee in that room that night there was probably some heavier things said.”
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