Tiger Woods’ Caddy: ‘I Knew Nothing’ About His Affairs ‘And That’s My Answer’
March 4, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Since the entire world became fixated on Tiger Woods’ growing sex scandal, after he crashed his SUV on Thanksgiving night, his loyal caddy Steve Williams has remained mum on the affair. But during a recent interview on a New Zealand television station, Williams spoke about his friend’s rapid fall from grace and disappearance from the golf course, telling reporters that he “knew nothing” about Woods’ numerous and sleazy extramarital affairs. Wood’s long-time caddy also said that he was “disappointed” in Woods’ behavior, but he looks forward to the day when they can once again team up on the PGA tour.
During his appearance on New Zealand’s TV3, Williams, when asked if he knew about Wood’s affairs, said “I knew nothing, and that’s my answer, I knew nothing, don’t need to clarify it, extend my answer, I knew nothing.”
Williams suggested that had he known of Wood’s behavior off of the golf course, he would have said something. “I’m a straight-up sort of person,” Williams told New Zealand’s TV3. “If I had known something was going on, the whistle would have been blown.”
Williams first said that he was “mad” at Tiger for engaging in serial adultery, but later backtracked his statement to “disappointed.” “I wouldn’t say I’m mad, I’m disappointed that he’s let his family down. I mean, I’m close with his wife and he’s got two lovely children and he’s let them down, I not mad at him towards me,” Williams said.
Despite Williams’ disappointment in Woods’ extramarital affairs with numerous Las Vegas cocktail hostesses, porn stars and even a local pancake house waitress, the professional caddy remains loyal:
“I stand by Tiger as a friend. When I talk to him, I don’t talk to him about what’s happened. I talk about the future and what we are going to try and accomplish and how we’re gonna get over it. So, I think that life is a case of, you’re gonna bounce from your mistakes and be a better person. So, let’s hope that we can do that,” Williams said.
Woods recently held a news conference in Florida, in which he apologized for his “irresponsible and selfish behavior.” The world champion golfer then returned to a rehabilitation facility to continue treatment for sexual addiction.
When Woods’ decides to return to competitive play on the PGA tour, his faithful caddy will be waiting for him.
“Obviously at some point in time I’ll have a conversation with him but right now is not that point in time, “Williams said. I’m fully supportive of him and I’d like to see him get back on the PGA tour. So, that’s my role right now.”
“Tiger’s biggest major asset is his mental strength and he’ll need all his mental strength to get over this, no question about it,” Williams added.
Tiger Woods is now back home in Windermere, Fla., after undergoing a week of intensive therapy with his wife Elin at a clinic in Arizona. He has been spotted on the nearby golf range hitting golf balls, but he has not yet announced a return to professional golf.
Source: ABC News