In what might be the most hotly anticipated book by a celebrated hanger-on since Cutter Brandenburg’s “You Can’t Stop A Comet”, Tiger Woods’ ex-caddie Steve “Don’t Call Me Dr. Death” Williams’ new book, “Out Of The Rough” has been excepted and it seems there’s serious hard feelings about toiling for the former World No. 1. From The Guardian’s Ewan Murray :
“I was adamant that some of his behaviour on the course had to change. He was well known for his bad temper and, while that wasn’t pleasant to witness, you could live with it because it ended as quickly as it started. But he had other bad habits that upset me. I wanted him to prove to me he could change his behaviour and show me‚ and the game of golf, more respect.
“One thing that really pissed me off was how he would flippantly toss a club in the general direction of the bag, expecting me to go over and pick it up. I felt uneasy about bending down to pick up his discarded club, it was like I was his slave. The other thing that disgusted me was his habit of spitting at the hole if he missed a putt.”
The New Zealander, who took time away from golf to write the book before returning to work for Adam Scott, took a dim view of Woods’s affairs.
“I didn’t have any sympathy for him over what he’d done,” Williams says. “I believe you’re in charge of your own actions and I have no sympathy for people who get addicted to drugs or gambling or sex. People make choices in their lives and he had chosen to do this. But I did have sympathy for the way he’d had to suffer in front of the world when others would have been able to sort out their mess in private.”