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Steve Williams 'regrets' Tiger criticism

Former caddy backtracks after cutting comments in the wake of Adam Scott’s win last weekend. “The Tiger thing is over,” he insists.

Williams and Scott last weekend.
Williams and Scott last weekend.
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STEVE WILLIAMS HAS now said he should not have been so outspoken about winning a month after being fired by Tiger Woods.

The New Zealand caddy, who was on the bag for Adam Scott’s win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron on Sunday, does not intend to make any more comments about Woods.

“Looking back on it, I was a bit over the top,” Williams told FOXSports.com. “I had a lot of anger in me about what happened and it all came out.”

Williams called it “the most satisfying win of my career” despite having shared in 13 majors with Woods during their 12 years together.

“I said what I said, but I’m not going to say any more about Tiger. I had a lot of emotions going on all week. You hear people say ‘How good are you now that you’re not caddying for Tiger?’, things like that and it makes you want to prove yourself.

“When we were coming down the stretch and all those people were calling out my name, I mean I’ve never experienced anything like that and when Adam won, all of a sudden, all that emotion poured out.

“But, look, it’s time to move on. The Tiger thing is over.”

Well, we’ll see about that.

With Woods and Scott teeing off only 40 minutes apart in the first two rounds of the USPGA Championship in Atlanta on Thursday and Friday there is a distinct possibility that, if they reach halfway on the same score, they will be paired together in the third round.

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