Looper Steve Williams took time away from his New Zealand book tour to email Steve DiMeglio of USA Today an even more elaborate explanation for his use of the slave word in reference to Tiger.
I'm not really sure this was necessary, but it's enjoyable imagining the behind-the-scenes effort to put this fire out. Take it away lawyers, I mean, Stevie:
“In this part of the world where slavery has never existed people use slave as a description of their service or work every day,” Williams wrote. “We use the word loosely down under. After reviewing the book several times before it was published it never crossed my mind to change the word. It merely was a description of how I felt about something and in no way in the context it was used does it suggest I was treated like a slave.”