Tiger Woods announced Wednesday that he and caddie Steve Williams will not be working together in the future.
"I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it's time for a change," Woods said. "Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a friend and has been instrumental in many of my accomplishments. I wish him great success in the future."
Presently, a replacement has not been named.
Woods continues to rest and rehabilitate his left leg. No decision has been made when he will return to competition on the PGA Tour.
The first question: last week Williams was asked about this and said he had not been fired. Did he know and was just trying to avoid a news story that distracted from his work and the Open?
Second question: Or is this how Stevie found out?
Third question: Who wants the job?
Following the completion of the AT&T National I am no longer caddying for Tiger after he informed me that he needed to make a change. After 13 years of loyal service needless to say this came as a shock. Given the circumstances of the past 18 months working through Tiger's scandal, a new coach and with it a major swing change and Tiger battling through injuries I am very disappointed to end our very successful partnership at this time. I have had the opportunity to work of late for Australian Adam Scott and will now caddy for him on a permanent basis. Having started my caddying career with Australian great Peter Thompson and working for Greg Norman in the 80's I am excited about the future working for another Australian.
So when Doug Ferguson asked last week about the Aussie TV report, Williams indeed knew he'd been fired. Again, an understandable lie fib since it would have overshadowed the Open and his work for Adam Scott.
Tip of the cap to Stevie's website editors for already changing the revolving masthead photo: