Oliver Brown reports that Steve Williams, receiving a "tongue in cheek" award from his fellow bagmen for "celebration of the year," was asked on staged during a dinner at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai to explain his infamous celebration after Adam Scott’s win in the WGC Bridgestone.
He replied, in reference to Woods: “My aim was to shove it right up that black --------.”
The remark by Williams left the audience of players, caddies and sponsors aghast. While the occasion had been intended as a light-hearted celebration of the ‘caddie of the year’ award, Williams’ comment was uniformly seen as beyond the pale and escalated his bitter sniping at Woods to a new level.
Scott, the Australian world No 8 whose bag Williams took over after being sacked by Woods in July, was listening in the ground-floor room at the Le Meridien Sheshan hotel, alongside other top-10 players including Rory McIlroy.
When Tiger Woods' former caddie Steve Williams claimed all the credit for Adam Scott's victory in the Bridgestone Invitational in August he hurt nobody but himself. What he did with his racist remark at a caddies’ awards dinner caused immense damage to the entire sport.
Now we know what Graeme McDowell meant by this Tweet:
Naturally anyone who was there that just happened to have their camera phone running is more than welcome to share their video with us. After all, it may be the last time we ever see Stevie!