The crowd went wild at Firestone, chanting and cheering and as Adam Scott’s winning putt slid the hole and sent the Aussie to his first WGC title. But, surprisingly enough, these cheers were not for him but for Scott‘s caddie Steve Williams who has recently parted ways with Tiger Woods.
Judging by the interviews that Steve Williams gave at the post-tournament press conference, it was clear that Woods’ former caddie felt avenged after last month’s dismissal received from Woods. Williams even said that it was the best victory he has ever claimed, as if to spite Woods. This was hardly believable coming from a man who assisted Tiger Woods in thirteen majors and sixteen world titles.
It is understandable why Williams is so riled up about his former employer. According to what he said at the press conference, Woods fired him over the phone, and this move angered Williams. Before this interview, everybody thought that Woods made it in a face-to-face conversation.
Scott behaved like he did not mind that attention was stolen from him by Williams. After all, the experienced caddy led him to this title using the experience that he gained when he worked with Woods in all of his seven wins at the same course at Firestone. In the meantime, Tiger Woods signed off from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a level-par 70 after a promising initial performance.
The next tournament where Scott and Williams will compete against Woods will be the PGA Championship.