What was once a seemingly perfect marriage between Tiger Woods and caddie Steve Williams went south faster than a fresh Kim Kardashian relationship. When Tiger was at the top of his game, he and Williams were seen as the most dominant pair in the history of golf. An ended friendship and a racial slur or two later, it now seems like the two hate each other more and more every day. Looking back on the situation, Williams said he regrets not leaving Woods much earlier in their careers.
“I think everything you do in life, you’d like to go out on a high as opposed to a low,” Williams told Yahoo! Sports earlier this week. “Looking back, perhaps after Tiger competed down here in Australia at the (2009) Australian Masters, it was a very memorable win. I really enjoyed that tournament. That was the last event he played before all the events transpired. Perhaps I should have, you know, left him then.”
That’s what we call a delayed attempt at the old, “You can’t fire me — I quit!” routine. I’m sure there is an endless list of sponsors who also wish they bailed out just before the Tiger Woods scandal exploded into the spotlight, but that would require seeing into the future. Williams is right to feel slighted by the way things ended between he and Tiger, but he needs to leave his emotions behind and get on with his career. Everyone who finishes with a losing season wishes they hung it up back when they were the league MVP.
Golf clap to the USA Today’s Game On! for passing along the interview.