Tiger Woods’ Caddie is the Latest Person Seeking to Destroy Him

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

It appears that Tiger Woods’ wife is not the only person who has a bone to pick with him.  Tiger’s former caddy, Steve Williams, is planning to write a tell-all book about his life with Woods, and some expect that it’s not going to be pretty.  After serving by Tiger’s side for 12 years, Williams was fired recently, and doesn’t appear to be happy about it.  As a result, Williams is already letting the drama fly like a golf ball into a breezy summer day.

Williams has mentioned that one of the chapters of his book will be all about Woods and their relationship.  Of course, this is the chapter that got him the book deal, and the one that everyone is waiting to see.

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  • Anonymous

    It’s pretty inflammatory to title this article “Tiger Woods’ Caddie is the Latest Person Seeking to Destroy Him”.  It implies that Tiger is some sort of innocent victim.  The reality is that the only person hellbent on destroying Tiger Woods is himself. 

  • nicole32

    i cant wait to see what he say about Tiger Woods.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Dr Boyce’s analysis but I won’t be buying the book.  The caddy claims to be the “loyal one” and yet within weeks of being fired he’s secured a book deal.  To me, that is hardly a sign of loyalty and having always thought Williams looked like someone I wouldn’t trust, I now feel that my instincts about him were correct.  As for Tiger; I don’t want to see him ‘destroyed’ by anyone but I do hope he will have learned a few lessons in the last year or two.  Dr Boyce is correct when he said there are more important things in life than winning tournaments and Tiger is hopefully realizing that now.  I would like to see him find happiness, love and peace in his life.  These things were obviously missing while he was married.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chevas.samuels Chevas Samuels

    I have  mixed emotions about this subject. Loyalty is not something Williams should claim. He had 12 great years with TW and if he claims the last two were ‘wasted,’ then he should have left on his own. If he is so quick to betray someone he calls a good friend, then TW saw that in him as well and made the right decision to fire him.
    I hope that TW learns a lessaon in all of this. His desire to ‘not be black’ has cost him, yet the whole scandal broke because of white folks telling on him and getting a paycheck out of it. Of course TW is the one who cheated and I don’t defend that at all, but his willingness to deny a part of him is what makes the sandal so delicious.

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree – especially about his denial of “being black”.  That episode saddened me more than anything and at the time I hoped his reply was taken out of context or he was misquoted.  I may be wrong but Williams always struck me as someone who secretly resented Tiger’s success, even though it enabled him to lead a privileged life and see the world.

      • S’DAD

        I was overjoyed when TW came on the scene with his father, the same pride I felt with Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Althea Gibson, Marion Anderson, Arthur Ashe, Wilt Chamberlain, Muhammad Ali and Barack Obama. But upon hearing the denial of his father’s culture, I was done with his bug face ass! If his father had lived, I don’t think he’d succumbed to the “White Trash Disease”. When will our black men and women open their eyes to the nature of this vicious, hateful beast. Leave them the F alone, we have a virtual flower garden of every shade and hue from the darkest dark to the lightest light, the entire spectrum….and you’d trade all of that for a smelly “pork-belly” white. As John Amos would say, “your bread ain’t done”!!

      • S’DAD

        I was overjoyed when TW came on the scene with his father, the same pride I felt with Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Althea Gibson, Marion Anderson, Arthur Ashe, Wilt Chamberlain, Muhammad Ali and Barack Obama. But upon hearing the denial of his father’s culture, I was done with his bug face ass! If his father had lived, I don’t think he’d succumbed to the “White Trash Disease”. When will our black men and women open their eyes to the nature of this vicious, hateful beast. Leave them the F alone, we have a virtual flower garden of every shade and hue from the darkest dark to the lightest light, the entire spectrum….and you’d trade all of that for a smelly “pork-belly” white. As John Amos would say, “your bread ain’t done”!!

        • Anonymous

          S’Dad – I agree with so much of what you say – especially regarding the beauty possessed by those of African decent and God knows there are plenty of reasons to feel the way you do about white people.  However, if I were to hear a white person (or anyone) speak about black people in the same way as you do about whites, I would be on them like a ton of bricks – and I’m not usually a violent person at all!  Something I’ve always felt separates and distinguishes black people is their wisdom and humanity but having traveled the world and worked in Europe, America, West Africa and the Caribbean, I have also learned that there is good and bad in all peoples, all races and all cultures.  Therefore, what I want to share with you is to say – don’t lose your humanity because even if truth is on your side (and it is), if you fall into the trap of hating an entire group of people, you’re slipping dangerously close to what a racist would do and be, and I suspect you wouldn’t want to emulate those you so despise.  I’m not saying anyone should be forced to like white people but not all of them are vicious and hateful beasts.  Some of us believe in your dreams as much as you do.

          • S’DAD

            You are right and I do apologize for expressing such contempt. In 1945 I was with my mother in Woolworth’s she was looking for last minute gifts near Christmas. Santa came in and sat at the counter, the woman poured a cup of coffee I assumed. Being excited upon seeing him so close, I left my mothers’ side sudden and attempted to climb the stool to be close to him. Suddenly he grabbed me by the arm throwing me to the floor with such force, bursting my chin, teeth through my lip. Bleeding profusely the manager and Santa grabbed my mother pushing her into the display tables onto the floor yelling as she attempted to pick me up…..long story cut short, while outside a white woman came up to us with wet paper towels placing them on my chin, Two beat cops inquired as to what had happened, as the lady explained, they told her to mind her business and my to get me the hell out of there. My mother attempted to get me treated at the Homeopathic hospital, the nurse yelled to get me out of there bleeding on her floor. From that day until a teenager I feared Santa!! How was I to know as a young child “Negroes” weren’t permitted to sit at the lunch counter!  As an adult, I never permitted the celebration of the lie Christmas in my household! Again you’re right, not all are bad, but the ones that are, leave a very lasting impression!. My children don’t celebrate with my grands, although they purchase surprise gifts periodically throughout the entire year.

          • Anonymous

            Reading what happened to you has filled my eyes with tears as it should, every person.  And it’s not as though yours was an isolated incident.  There must be tens of thousands of people who went through similar experiences and know how it feels to be crushed by a force born of ignorance and hatred.  You have every right and every reason to feel contempt for people who look like me and I don’t blame you at all.  My earlier comment was made because I can’t go through my life ignoring all this.  Wherever I see it, I want to address this terrible sickness that white people invented and I don’t want to see you infected with it even though you’ve been affected by it.  I’ve always felt that black people must be the strongest people on earth to have even ‘survived’ in the white world. You’ve survived but for the sake of your humanity, try not to become anything like so many of us.

          • S’DAD

            elrancho2, please accept my apology whether you are black or white, I’m deeply sorry if I offended you. Although I’ve instilled in my children and grands to adapt a small portion of Dr.King’s dream of someday being judged and to view others by the content of their character. I’m not one that’s beholding to religion because I’m not capable as yet to embrace a religion of those that enslaved my people. Click here: A Catechism for SlavesI would enjoy communicating with you, I’m sensing you possess humility with sensitivity. We can exchange screen names with anticipation of a budding friendship, if you so desire. 

          • Anonymous

            S’DAD – Many thanks but you have nothing to apologize to me for and the only thing that offends me is the cruelty that you were subjected to.  Nothing about you or what you’ve said offends me but the pain that you and your mother were forced to suffer is more than offensive.  Believe me – in many ways I harbor exactly the same feelings as you do.  I feel honored to be communicating with you but have never exchanged screen names before so you would have to tell me what to do.  I would like that very much.  So again, thank you.

          • S’DAD

            Place in your browser….A Catechism for Slaves, I doubt if the link will remain in the post.

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree – especially about his denial of “being black”.  That episode saddened me more than anything and at the time I hoped his reply was taken out of context or he was misquoted.  I may be wrong but Williams always struck me as someone who secretly resented Tiger’s success, even though it enabled him to lead a privileged life and see the world.

  • Altha Cutright

    All of Tiger Woods (so-call) White friends resented his success but! Tiger took all of that for “they love me” now he know.