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Woods gets rid of Steve Williams as a caddie
Golf.com ^ | 7/20/2011 | Golf

Posted on 07/20/2011 12:44:42 PM PDT by tatown

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has decided to get rid of Steve Williams as his caddie.

Woods announced on his website Wednesday that he and Williams, who have been together since March 1999, will no longer be working together. Woods said only that it was time for a change.

Woods did not say who would replace Williams, or when he would return.

Williams has worked the last two majors for Adam Scott of Australia.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: caddie; caddy; stevewilliams; tiger; tigerwoods; woods

1 posted on 07/20/2011 12:44:44 PM PDT by tatown
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To: tatown

He should hire John Daly as a caddy. Imagine that, every time they walked down the fairway it would be like the circus coming to town. Tiger and the clown!


2 posted on 07/20/2011 12:48:12 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: tatown

Heck Steve’s probably happy...he can get unemployment...which is more than he’s making with Tiger right now


3 posted on 07/20/2011 12:48:25 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: tatown

Too bad. Those two deserved each other


4 posted on 07/20/2011 12:49:45 PM PDT by Walrus (You can't begin a revolution with establishment leaders)
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To: tatown
Awp! Racism!
5 posted on 07/20/2011 12:52:33 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: tatown

If you don’t golf, you don’t need a caddie.


6 posted on 07/20/2011 12:54:15 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tatown

This was probably Steve Williams’s idea.


7 posted on 07/20/2011 12:57:52 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: tatown
El Tigre doesn’t need a caddy he needs a shrink. He also needs to fire his physical trainer while he's firing people.
8 posted on 07/20/2011 1:03:26 PM PDT by Recon Dad (“I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.” Edwin Edwards)
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To: tatown
El Tigre doesn’t need a caddy he needs a shrink. He also needs to fire his physical trainer while he's firing people.
9 posted on 07/20/2011 1:03:52 PM PDT by Recon Dad (“I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.” Edwin Edwards)
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To: tatown

He should fire his swing coach and re-hire Butch Harmon.


10 posted on 07/20/2011 1:04:10 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: tatown
Williams has worked the last two majors for Adam Scott of Australia.

I think this is why Tiger thinks its "time for a change." He doesn't really like to share stuff...

11 posted on 07/20/2011 1:07:56 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: tatown
Steve Williams should have ditched Tiger Cheeta.
12 posted on 07/20/2011 1:08:35 PM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO & Casey Both are good Liars and good at absolutely nothing else. . . . Nothing.)
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To: tatown

“Damnit, coach! I’ve missed my last ten free throws! Let’s fire the janitor!”


13 posted on 07/20/2011 1:12:58 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: subterfuge
He doesn't really like to share stuff...

Except skanks?

14 posted on 07/20/2011 1:13:36 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
He doesn't really like to share stuff... Except skanks?

Only when he is done with them.

15 posted on 07/20/2011 1:15:56 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: tatown

What a Delightful post for all the “Tiger Haters” here on Freerepublic. Rant and Rave Boy’s


16 posted on 07/20/2011 1:19:52 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: Pompah
And John Daly haters, too!

If Tiger Woods never regains his old form and becomes another journeyman golfer--one who shows up on the leaderboard once in a while--do you think he would continue to play on the tour?

17 posted on 07/20/2011 1:24:58 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: tatown

Tiger & Stevie = Lennon & McCartney

You know what they used to say, that Stevie was the second highest paid person the Tour.

Credit Tiger for telling the PGA that if his caddie couldn’t wear shorts during the tournament that he wouldn’t play. I’ll bet every caddie on tour still thanks him...


18 posted on 07/20/2011 1:26:46 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: saganite

Since he can’t play anymore he should hire Casey Anthony. He could make a Billion.


19 posted on 07/20/2011 1:27:07 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Pompah
I'm not a hater..but I'm no fan of the guy..and not just because of his escapes. He has tremendous talent..but lacks a love, and apprciation for the game. His gestures, grimaces..were all too contrived...the phony grin when he was winning, the facial expressions when he missed a put. I, for one, am glad that he's not likely to beat Ncklaus' record of wins in Majors.

I occasionally watch golf on the tube, mainly the big 4,but they turned it into ALL TIGER, ALL THE TIME.. other golfers didn't matter..

Despite all the talk about Tiger's "popularity" how he would bring millions of new players and fans into the game, golf has BIG problems in this country...

20 posted on 07/20/2011 1:28:11 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: screaminsunshine

He probably already boinked her.


21 posted on 07/20/2011 1:31:20 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: tatown
And people say!! that conservatives do not have people that envy other people success.
22 posted on 07/20/2011 1:32:34 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: tatown
I wonder what the real story is. Here's what Williams has to say.

Woods, Williams Split

“After 13 years of loyal service needless to say this came as a shock. Given the circumstances of the past 18 months working through Tiger's scandal, a new coach and with it a major swing change and Tiger battling through injuries I am very disappointed to end our very successful partnership at this time,” Williams said.

“I have had the opportunity to work of late for Australian Adam Scott and will now caddie for him on a permanent basis. Having started my caddying career with Australian great Peter Thompson and working for Greg Norman in the (1980s) I am excited about the future working for another Australian.”


23 posted on 07/20/2011 1:41:36 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Can we keep our attacks focused on the real enemy: Obama)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

So what. It would ruin Golf forever. That must be the agenda. Next it will be “Green” courses that are weed infested and Brown because they will not be allowed water. The Blackification of Golf. Chavez wants to ban it in Venezuela.


24 posted on 07/20/2011 1:42:04 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: tatown

One day Williams will have a book ghostwritten for him. Be interesting to see where Woods was getting his steroids.


25 posted on 07/20/2011 1:43:23 PM PDT by kjo
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To: saganite

John Daly couldn’t carry a golf bag and a cigarette and whiskey in each hand. It just wouldn’t work.

And besides, Daly’s wife likes to chase him around with a steak knife.


26 posted on 07/20/2011 1:57:20 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

Disclaimer: I like Tiger, still. And I have always liked John Daly. I hope Tiger would comes back better than ever just to shut everybody up.


27 posted on 07/20/2011 2:01:12 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: BubbaJunebug
Heck Steve’s probably happy..

He's also probably the second highest money earner on the PGA tour........

28 posted on 07/20/2011 2:18:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: tatown

Good for Stevie. To nice a guy for all that “Drama”.
Good Luck and Good Fortune.


29 posted on 07/20/2011 3:25:24 PM PDT by Doob ("My mass x my velocity = your A**" - Early Cuyler)
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To: Doob

What’s an old white guy doing being a caddie for a young black guy? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? What’s this world
come to? (Sarcasm/Humor fully intended)

I mean, I’ve been a bureaucrat all my life and I take far more pride in that than saying I’ve been a caddie. Only a teenager should be caddie. Never a grown man !


30 posted on 07/21/2011 4:54:25 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: huckfillary

My understanding is that pro caddies are like coaches in the field. Helping with club choice ect.


31 posted on 07/21/2011 5:00:33 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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