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Tiger Woods' former caddie helps Adam Scott win
LA Times ^ | August 7, 2011 | AP

Posted on 08/07/2011 6:07:30 PM PDT by jazusamo

AKRON, Ohio -- Adam Scott hit all the right shots Sunday in a round that was close to flawless and earned him his first World Golf Championship title.

He celebrated with a caddie who has won quite a few more.

Steve Williams, fired last month by Tiger Woods after a 12-year partnership, felt like a bigger winner when Scott rolled in one last birdie for a 5-under 65 and a four-shot victory in the Bridgestone Invitational.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: adamscott; bridgestone; stevewilliams; tigerwoods
Ironic, Tiger can'r be very happy today.
1 posted on 08/07/2011 6:07:40 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

like Tiger or no but that feller is gonna be back BIG TIME


2 posted on 08/07/2011 6:08:38 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: jazusamo
Adam Scott hit all the right shots Sunday in a round that was close to flawless and earned him his first World Golf Championship title.

This has the making of a Bert-dil (Dilbert) cartoon.

3 posted on 08/07/2011 6:10:16 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: mlocher

I’m 812 years old but I root for Rickie Fowler.....save 4 puts that trophy coulda been his 1st win


4 posted on 08/07/2011 6:11:40 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: advertising guy

My two favs were Arnie and Lee, in that order. :-)


5 posted on 08/07/2011 6:13:53 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Tigers career ended when the PGA starting testing.


6 posted on 08/07/2011 6:14:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: jazusamo

William’s interview after the round was longer than Adam Scott’s. Stevie also seemed to take credit for the win, as if he was the one hitting the shots.


7 posted on 08/07/2011 6:14:14 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: jazusamo

Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

8 posted on 08/07/2011 6:14:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: advertising guy

If you are refering to Tiger, I doubt it. Not until he has a spiritual transformation. He’s one messed up guy and until the inside gets fixed, his golf ain’t gonna come back.

As long as the internal mess was hidden, he had no conscience, and was in my mind the best golfer ever. The real TW was hidden, and he lived a lie. An image.

Once the moral vacuum was exposed, he knows he’s naked before the world, and he’ll never get it back together...the mental, moral, spiritual, and physical are all connected. Now he’s trying to fix the externals without addressing the real problem - the internals. Won’t work.

Of course, this is only my opinion.


9 posted on 08/07/2011 6:16:03 PM PDT by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: Moonman62

Didn’t see it, we were gone and when we got home I checked and found this, that’s not right because Scott is who won it.


10 posted on 08/07/2011 6:18:06 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

love Arnie and his tea...lol

which Lee..Trevino ?


11 posted on 08/07/2011 6:18:58 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: Moonman62

Williams is coming across as a real whiner. He made millions for 12 years off of Tiger for doing what? Same thing as bellmen at hotels make $20 per hour doing. He needs to STFU soon.


12 posted on 08/07/2011 6:20:01 PM PDT by doosee
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To: NoLibZone
Tigers career ended when the PGA starting testing.

I believe you're right, there's no question in my mind he was using enhancers.

13 posted on 08/07/2011 6:20:18 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

'Caddie Steve Williams congratulates Adam Scott after he won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday at Firestone Country Club.'

14 posted on 08/07/2011 6:20:30 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: advertising guy

Yep, Trevino. A great player and a great person.


15 posted on 08/07/2011 6:21:52 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Moonman62

saw that.......his “my” so and so wins

say what ?


16 posted on 08/07/2011 6:23:58 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t see Tiger ever coming back.

how many baseball pitchers come back after shoulder surgery?

does TW still have a PGA pro card?


17 posted on 08/07/2011 6:24:16 PM PDT by 50gunsalute
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To: NoLibZone

I’ve seen your posts and you disdain Tiger

fair enuf but you cannot prove a word of it and he has been tested 4 times


18 posted on 08/07/2011 6:25:19 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: jazusamo
Arnie has a seasonal home and a VERY busy restaurant right here in La Quinta.....the place is busy even during our scorching summers.

On the flipside, Arnie hosed this city by doing a piss-poor design job on the municipal course, which "used to" host the Bob Hope Classic......"used to" because it turned into a flash flood mudhole.

19 posted on 08/07/2011 6:25:46 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: jazusamo
Scott rolled in one last birdie for a 5-under 65

inches from a holeout from the fairway on eighteen...damn near an eagle 2 on the eighteenth...beautiful 6 iron..missed by maybe, two inches...perfect speed..it would have gone in the cup..

20 posted on 08/07/2011 6:26:03 PM PDT by sternup
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To: Arlis

I’m out...your points are personal and prolly spot on
my points were how he plays golf

no disrespect but I ain’t slappin the guy I pray finds God.


21 posted on 08/07/2011 6:27:22 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: jazusamo

Was? I think still is, what has he been doing the past 3 months?


22 posted on 08/07/2011 6:27:51 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: NoLibZone
Steve Williams took a jab at Woods in an interview off the 18th green by saying that of his 145 wins in his 33 years as a caddie, this WGC title with the affable Australian made it the "the greatest week of my caddying in my life."

That's quite a statement, and it doesn't say much for Tiger Woods...

23 posted on 08/07/2011 6:29:08 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: ErnBatavia

What’s the name of that course, I can’t remember it but I played it two or three years in a row. The last time was in early June and the heat liked to killed us. LOL!


24 posted on 08/07/2011 6:30:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
The Aussie and New Zealander....... I see Williams still has the bib on.....
25 posted on 08/07/2011 6:30:28 PM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: doosee

A talented caddie is extremely helpful to professional players. He advises on club selection based on terrain, wind, humidity etc. He also knows how to read minute variation on greens. Even more important, he keeps the player relaxed and focused.

Adam Scott started winning again after changing to a long putter. My own scores have dropped since switching to a long putter.


26 posted on 08/07/2011 6:31:27 PM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: jazusamo

a caddie helped him win? Baloney


27 posted on 08/07/2011 6:34:49 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Newtoidaho

I don’t know that he still is. If he is he’s dumber that I thought because of the heat he’s taken for it. He’s been nursing injuries for the last few weeks and this last Wednesday he said after playing nine holes he felt great and believed he could win this, guess he’s going to feel a lot greater before he wins his next one.


28 posted on 08/07/2011 6:40:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: ErnBatavia

Was it Bermuda Dunes you’re talking about, it seems that was the course the Hope Classic was played at?


29 posted on 08/07/2011 6:46:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: advertising guy
Nope. I don't dislike Tiger but he's done as a high profile champion. He may yet win again but the old Tiger is gone forever. Deal with it; his head is screwed, and golf is 90% mental.
30 posted on 08/07/2011 6:48:26 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: repub4ever1

Nick Faldo won with his girlfriend caddying for him. I think a good golf coach can really help a player improve, but most caddies are simply guys who wanted to play but cant, so they carry the water for the real players. Also, not a bad gig for those who hook up with a big money maker.


31 posted on 08/07/2011 6:53:30 PM PDT by doosee
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To: hinckley buzzard

I don’t have to “deal with it”

I’m not Tiger.........or Lisa

lol


32 posted on 08/07/2011 6:56:03 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: hinckley buzzard

And the other half is physical.
Y.Berra


33 posted on 08/07/2011 6:56:16 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: jazusamo
Silver Rock...it's the city's albatross; built during the "boom" with all sorts of grand and glorious plans for hotels, malls, boutiques,etc................now it sits pretty damned empty, even during our "season" with what was supposed to be a course extension rented out to sod farmers.

http://www.silverrock.org/
The website is total BS...it's a money pit, and nothing more.

34 posted on 08/07/2011 7:01:43 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia
"......"used to" because it turned into a flash flood mudhole"

Yes, a designer should know, or at least anticipate, that.

Something other than Arnie not knowing that went on here. Has Arnie ever commented on this? What is the name of the municipal course?

35 posted on 08/07/2011 7:12:23 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: hinckley buzzard
Tiger is basically done. He is going to have to totally remake his golf swing. It was inevitable anyway. I have never seen anybody hit the ball of such a stiff left side. All the force he generated with his swing had to go somewhere. It went to his left knee. The knee just isn't designed to take that type abuse.

Now comes the mental part. When he gets in a tight, he will revert back to what he has always know. Swing hard as hell against a locked left knee. Rrrrrip. Again.

36 posted on 08/07/2011 7:19:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: advertising guy

“I ain’t slappin the guy I pray finds God.”

Me too......


37 posted on 08/07/2011 7:29:11 PM PDT by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: Moonman62
William’s interview after the round was longer than Adam Scott’s. Stevie also seemed to take credit for the win, as if he was the one hitting the shots.

Probably just his way of saying, "Up yours, Tiger!".

38 posted on 08/07/2011 7:48:12 PM PDT by calex59
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To: ErnBatavia

Thanks, EB. No, I never played Silver Rock, it was Bermuda Dunes and that was one of the Bob Hope Classic courses but that was many years ago. :)

Silver Rock looks like a beautiful course on their website but like you say, the website doesn’t make the course.


39 posted on 08/07/2011 8:55:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: doosee
He made millions for 12 years off of Tiger for doing what? Same thing as bellmen at hotels make $20 per hour doing.

A lot you know. These guys aren't like 16 year-olds at a local club.

ML/NJ

40 posted on 08/07/2011 9:19:21 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
That's quite a statement, and it doesn't say much for Tiger Woods...

It's a completly classless statement. It says a lot more about Williams than it does about Woods.

ML/NJ

41 posted on 08/07/2011 9:22:33 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: advertising guy

Was it only coincidence that Tiger got so buff, so fast, at the same time he was hanging out with a doctor who is connected with juicing other athletes?

I used to have a friend who pumped a lot of iron and used enhancers. He was small boned, and his muscular development got way ahead of this ligaments and bone structure. He could dislocate his own arm just by flexing. Perhaps Tiger is starting to pay in that way. Perhaps more injury problems down the road. In any case, his career history and record is tainted.


42 posted on 08/07/2011 9:33:08 PM PDT by CPO retired
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To: doosee

May be it is very soothing to have your girl friend to caddy? LOL..But not many women have the strength to carry those pro-bags for 18 holes.


43 posted on 08/07/2011 9:45:24 PM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: CPO retired

I understand your opinion but I do not share it.

the facts do not support it

off the course, they do


44 posted on 08/07/2011 11:00:42 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: doosee
Williams is coming across as a real whiner. He made millions for 12 years off of Tiger for doing what? Same thing as bellmen at hotels make $20 per hour doing. He needs to STFU soon.

Didn't Woods let Williams twist in the wind for over a year waiting for Tiger to get his poop in a pile before he let him go?

Woods is the loser. I don't think it's a coincidence that Adam Scott won...

45 posted on 08/08/2011 10:50:00 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

Williams was free to go anywhere at any time. He had no fixed contract as a caddy. I am not a Woods worshipper but I really cannot stand whiners. Especially one who earned a ton of money for his “skilled labor”.


46 posted on 08/08/2011 4:05:41 PM PDT by doosee
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To: doosee
Williams was born in Wellington. He began his career of caddying at his home club at age 6. By age 10, he was frequently caddying 36 holes on weekend days and then practicing his golf game until dark, becoming a two-handicapper by age 13. However, as he reports on his official site, "by the age of thirteen I found myself enjoying caddying more than playing."

He received his first break as a caddy in 1976, when his father arranged for him to carry the bags of Australian great Peter Thomson in the New Zealand Open. Thomson, who finished third, was impressed with the young Williams, who became his regular caddy when he played in New Zealand. The teenaged Williams also traveled to Australia on school breaks to caddy in tournaments there. In 1979, before he turned 16, he left school and moved to Europe to become a caddy on the European Tour.

Williams spent much of the next decade caddying on almost all of the world's major professional tours. He got steady work with several Australian pros, among them Ian Baker-Finch. During this time, he met Greg Norman, and in 1982 became Norman's regular caddy in all his events in Asia and Australia, as well as some European events. In 1988, Williams moved to the United States to become Norman's full-time caddy. However, Norman would fire him in 1989. Williams admitted later that he had gotten too close personally to Norman. Nonetheless, the two remain good friends, and Norman later admitted he had made a mistake and tried to rehire him several years later. Williams would not long stay unemployed, as Raymond Floyd hired him shortly after Norman let him go. He continued to carry Floyd's bag on both the regular and senior U.S. tours until 1999.

Early in the 1999 season at the Doral - Ryder Open, Woods' then-coach Butch Harmon approached Williams, asking if he would be interested in caddying for Woods, who had just fired his original tour caddy, Mike "Fluff" Cowan. Harmon had previously asked Floyd's permission to talk with Williams. After the event, Williams drove to Orlando to interview with Woods, who hired him on the spot.

Woods and Williams' relationship extended beyond the golf course, as Woods attended Williams' wedding in New Zealand in 2005 and has observed many of Williams' races.

Williams has been known to aggressively defend Woods on the course from overbearing fans. At one event, he wrestled a $7,000 camera from a fan who clicked a picture of Woods during his backswing and threw it in a pond.

In 2001, Williams started a charitable foundation to assist junior golfers in his homeland. This charitable involvement was cited in his appointment as Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, announced on 4 June 2007 in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. In his free time, Williams also indulges a long-time passion for Speedway Racing, and races a Saloon car and a Super Saloon regularly during the speedway season. He was the national Super Saloon car champion for 2005/2006. He won the coveted Saloon Car title for the 2009/2010 season.

Williams gave NZ$1 million to a cancer ward at Starship Children's Health in 2008.

47 posted on 08/08/2011 4:53:23 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

Yeah, sounds like a whiner to me....


48 posted on 08/08/2011 4:59:47 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

Williams seems to be a guy who repeats his mistakes by mixing work and private life. He isn’t a whiner because he is a lifelong course rat who likes racing and has done some charity funding. No, he openly continues to whine on about his past with Woods. He needs to get over it.


49 posted on 08/08/2011 6:45:29 PM PDT by doosee
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To: doosee
Did you consider that he is exceptional at his work BECAUSE he mixes work with private life?

As we saw above, Greg Norman admitted that he made a mistake, and tried to hire Williams back. If Williams had been on his bag in the 1990s, Norman might have won his coveted green jacket. Norman never did.

50 posted on 08/08/2011 8:14:34 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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