Tiger Woods has a problem, his caddie says in a new interview but adds that he had no inkling of the golfer’s extra-marital activities. Steve Williams told the Sunday News in New Zealand:”Obviously, I understand Tiger has got a problem. And we [Woods and Williams] discussed that.”
Williams, who lives in New Zealand, did not specify when he and Woods discussed “the problem” but it appears they have been in touch since the scandal unfolded.
The caddie gave a lengthy interview after Rick Reilly wrote in ESPN the Magazine that Tiger should clean house and ditch Williams and others after the scandal. “What people fail to realize is I [just] work for Tiger Woods,” Williams said in the interview, where he attacked Reilly’s call for his job.
“I live in New Zealand, I travel to and from New Zealand to caddie for Tiger Woods. I am not with him 24/7. Whilst I am a very good friend of his… I don’t know what he does off the course. Some nights we go to dinner. His indiscretions have probably been [when he wasn't playing].
“When he is not competing, I am back in New Zealand. I have no knowledge of what he is doing. “
In the interview Williams referred to the string of affairs that made Woods take an indefinite break from golf as “indiscretions” and said he had no knowledge of what Tiger had been doing and that if he did, he would admit it.”
“I am a straight-up sort of person. I tell it like it is,” Williams said.