Steve Williams has written his autobiography, and there is one chapter we all want to read.
Caddy Steve Williams has written his autobiography with Kiwi journalist Michael Donaldson. Among other things, Williams tells-all about those infamous days in back in 2009 when the proverbial hit the fan with Tiger Woods.
No doubt the booked will cover when Williams starting out carrying the bag for Peter Thomson, and his days caddying for the likes of Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman and Adam Scott.
But the most anticipated chapter will be the one about his final days caddying for Tiger Woods.
New Zealand’s Stuff.co.nz have published an excerpt from that very chapter and it’s worth a read:
Whenever I stayed at the same hotel as Tiger, he would usually give me a key to his room and I’d let myself in to pick up his golf bag. On this trip, however, he brought a couple of old mates with him and I wasn’t given a key. So during the week, I’d normally knock on the door and walk in. But this Sunday morning the door was locked and my repeated knocks got no response.
After a search for the Woods who had a share of the lead at the 2009 Australian Masters at Kingston Heath, Tiger finally opened the door.
Tiger looked the same – I didn’t notice anything unusual about him – except he wasn’t ready to play golf and seemed a bit preoccupied. He told me there’d been a change of plan and he was packing up all his gear now and would be going straight to the airport from the golf course in a helicopter without calling back to the hotel to shower and change.
Williams also goes into the following months when he was hounded by the media without any more of a word from Tiger Woods or his entourage.
I was angry at him for what he’d done – especially what he’d done to Elin – but regardless of the morality of the matter, he was still a friend in trouble and I was going to stick by him. I did that even though people were accusing me of being an enabler, an accomplice, saying I was lying when I stated clearly that I knew nothing about this. For months on end, my life was absolutely miserable.
Check out the full excerpt at Stuff.co.nz. The book, Out of The Rough, goes on sale tomorrow (Monday).