The wonderful little tete-a-tete between Tiger Woods and his former caddie Steve Williams took another glorious turn for entranced onlookers like us on Monday when Woods' agent chimed in. Among Williams' statements following Adam Scott's victory in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational was the claim that he had been fired over the pone. In response, Mark Steinberg had this to say to Golfweek:
"I’m stunned I’ve had to talk about this situation last night and today after Adam Scott’s good win," he told Golfweek. "I feel sorry for Adam. But I’m tired of (Woods) taking shots for two years. When someone says something patently false, I feel the need to speak up. To say he (Williams) didn’t get fired face-to-face is ludicrous and tiring."
Looking over both parties' recollection of the events, it seems entirely plausible that both are technically correct. According to Williams, Woods first phoned his caddy in June to tell him that it was "time for change." Woods says he met with Williams in person during the AT&T Invitational on July 3 to break the news. Williams acknowledges that the July 3 meeting happened, but seems to think it was more a formality and a chance for him to get some explanation of what happened.