Steve Williams Overshadows Adam Scott's WGC Victory with Rant

John BainCorrespondent IIAugust 8, 2011

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 05: Caddie Steve Williams stands with Adam Scott's bag on the 16th hole during the second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational on the South Course at Firestone Country Club on August 5, 2011 in Akron, Ohio.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Steve Williams, now infamous for his rant just after being fired by Tiger Woods after being by his side caddying for the former world No. 1 for 13 years, won alongside new boss, Australian golfer Adam Scott at the WGC-Bridgestone this weekend. 

After the tournament, it was not Scott getting all the attention for his first WGC victory, but rather his new caddie Steve Williams being peppered by questions. This was Williams' first event caddying where Woods was in the field since being let go. 

For the second time since being fired, Williams unleashed on Tiger Woods and how he felt about the whole situation. It is understandable that he would be upset when it first happened back in July as he was so caught off guard by it, along with golf fans everywhere, but it is also time for Williams to get real.

Williams just caddied Adam Scott to one of the biggest victories of his career thus far, but all he could talk about was his displeasure of Tiger and how that win was the most special of his career. Without Tiger, Williams has no career in professional golf today. He caddied Tiger to multiple major championship victories, yet his most memorable victory was his slap in the face to Tiger. 

We get that Williams is frustrated with Woods after standing by him through the debacle that has been Tiger Woods' life over the past couple of years, but it is also a job in sports, where anyone can get let go at any time. Tiger made Williams the highest-earning caddie in the history of golf with upwards of $9 million in the years spent with Tiger. Williams has more reasons to be grateful with Tiger than discouraged. 

Tiger Woods does not deserve the clearly personal ridicule of Steve Williams, and hopefully he has finally gotten over it. Woods has made quite a few poor decisions recently in his career, but over 13 years he did a lot of good for Williams. So to Steve Williams, go back to being a caddie, the guy who chimes in five times a round to give a tidbit of advice, and leave the golfers to do press.

Time to move on, enough is enough.