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Steve Williams: He Apologized, Let's Move On!

SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 06:  Caddie Steve Williams in action during the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club on November 6, 2011 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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John BurkeContributor INovember 8, 2011

By this point, I am sure you are aware of the unfortunate comments Steve Williams made in reference to former boss Tiger Woods.

Now, what Williams said was wrong. There was no need for him to say it and there is no place for such choice language in any facet of life, let alone the game of golf.  

But can we please just move on already?

Steve Williams apologized. 

His current boss, Adam Scott, made a statement saying he did not approve of what Williams said, and he now considers "the matter closed."

His former boss, Tiger Woods, the player whom Williams made the insensitive remarks about is also ready to move on. "He did apologize. It was hurtful, certainly, but life goes forward," Woods remarked.

So if all the people who are directly related to the incident have decided to move on, then it is time we do as well. 

Look, I haven't always been Steve Williams' biggest fan. The way he carries himself on the golf course comes off as arrogant and simply does not make me want to like the guy. 

He has made his share of mistakes, whether it be smashing cameras or calling Adam Scott's victory at the Bridgestone Invitation the greatest of his career. In all honesty, there isn't much to like about the guy. 

And what he said this past Friday didn't do anything to help his cause. 

But there is really nothing left to discuss on this issue. What Williams said was stupid—there is no doubt about that. And what he said was offensive to many.

At the end of the day, however, it isn't our job to decide what punishments Williams receives. He made his decision, and he needs to lie in the bed he made.

So let's not worry about Williams anymore and let these guys play golf. 

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