11 Aug 2011

Williams apologises for Firestone comments

6:02 am on 11 August 2011

Tiger Woods' former caddie Steve Williams has apologised for comments the New Zealander made which led to him being accused of stealing the limelight from his new employer, Australian Adam Scott, saying his emotions got the better of him.

In a statement on his website, Williams apologised for failing to acknowledge Scott's performance in a television interview but there was no mention of Woods and a reiteration of the jibe that his win was the "most special" of his career.

Scott won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club on Sunday with Williams, recently fired by Woods after 12 years together, enjoying unusually vocal support from the crowd.

A number of critics, including some players, had questioned whether Williams had taken away from Scott's victory by breaking the unwritten code on caddies not talking to the media and by failing to mention the Australian's performance.

Williams says it was a complete surprise to have CBS ask for an interview following the completion of play and his emotions following Scott's victory were running very high and at the time his emotions poured out and got the better of him.