Tiger Woods Fires Steve Williams: Could It Be Woods Is Desperate for Publicity?

Mike RoozenContributor IIJuly 20, 2011

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10:  Tiger Woods walks off the 18th green with his caddie Steve Williams during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Apparently Steve Williams was shocked and disappointed Wednesday when he found out Tiger Woods had let him go after their long and illustrious career together. 

With all the money he earned looping for El Tigre during the glory years, Steve probably isn't really short on cash.

If he is upset their relationship is over, it must be because he really likes to caddy. 

In that case, my suggestion to Steve would be to hook up with a player who plays.

The question of who will Tiger hire to replace Steve, is irrelevant. Once again, you don't see Tiger Woods playing golf.

A more profound probe might be to look into what the new caddy would do.

Since Tiger isn't dueling it out between the ropes anymore right now, I guess the new Steve will have other duties.

He may be required to tote the remote, the Wii paddle, the ice, the drinks, the Ambien and whatever else Tiger needs and takes these days, to make his knee feel better.

I understand Mr. Woods did some giving rather than taking when he gave Darren Clarke advice about winning the British Open, but Darren certainly would have won anyway.

And Tiger's little gift of golf wisdom for Mr. Clarke was most likely just a round-about way of trying to take back a little limelight.

After all, Tiger's only good news in the last couple of years or more has been that he landed an endorsement contract in Japan with a company that makes a sore knee remedy.  Ouch!

Who knows, maybe Steve got the axe in order to generate some kind of news, any kind of news out of the publicity-starved Tiger Woods camp. 

If there even is a camp anymore.