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Tiger Woods' Ex-Caddy Hits Golfer With Racial Slur

Steve Williams' remark shocks awards ceremony
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2011 3:52 PM CDT
Tiger Woods' Former Caddy, Steve Williams, Hits Golfer With Racial Slur
FIEL - This Aug. 10, 2010, file photo shows Tiger Woods and caddie Steve Williams on the third tee during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. Woods has decided to get rid of Williams as his caddie. Woods announced on his website Wednesday,...   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

(Newser) – Tiger Woods' old caddy shocked the professional golfing world yesterday by calling Woods "that black arsehole," Deadspin reports. Accepting an award for "best celebration" yesterday in Shanghai, Steve Williams was asked why he called Adam Scott's win at the Bridgestone Invitational the greatest victory of Williams' career. "I wanted to shove it up that black arsehole," said Williams, filling the room with shock and laughter, the Daily Mail reports.

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Naturally, the backpedaling came swiftly. Williams posted a apology on his website, saying, "I now realize how my comments could be construed as racist. However I assure you that was not my intent." Golfer Adam Scott, facing pressure to fire Williams, said, "It's not an issue for me," and called the remark "all in good spirits," the Guardian reports. Wood's agent said it was "sad it's come down to this. It's a regrettable comment, and there's really nothing that Tiger can do or say. He's just going to move on." (Read more Tiger Woods stories.)

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