9 Aug 2011

Williams admits Tiger talk a mistake

7:45 pm on 9 August 2011

New Zealand caddie Steve Williams has promised to stop making public comments about his former employer and former world golf No 1 Tiger Woods.

Williams admits he was out of line with comments seemingly designed to embarrass Woods after his new employer, Australian Adam Scott, won the World Golf Championships event in Ohio on Sunday.

Williams says his comments that Scott's win was the best he has been involved in, despite winning 72 matches including 13 major titles with Woods, were over the top.

He says he was angry at being sacked by Woods and it all came out.

Several leading golfers say Williams broke the unwritten rules of caddying by talking to the media about professional golfers.