Steve Williams: Please Shut Up and Return to Caddying

Robert CotterCorrespondent IIAugust 9, 2011

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 16:  Adam Scott of Australia chats with his caddie Steve Williams during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 16, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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For a man who carries a bag around all day, caddy Steve Williams is sure getting a lot of air-time these days.

The man who is most famous for this strange chest slap, this weird fistpump/high-five confusion and this series of inexcusable awkwardness (Doesn't it look like Tiger's berating Williams to learn how to celebrate normally) has managed to turn a professional, business decision into an opportunity to make the national T.V. circuit and celebrate his own perceived importance. 

For whatever reason, and it may be starting to become clear, Tiger Woods decided to remove Williams from his 12-year position as caddy, setting the media on fire as Woods appeared to sever the final tie to his 14 major victories.

Handling the situation with the lack of professionalism and class that Williams has displayed throughout his tenure on the national scene, Williams took to all sports outlets claiming he was shocked with the decision as he "Stuck with (Tiger) through thick and thin" and ultimately "Lost respect for Tiger" and wasted the past two years of his life. 

While maybe the firing of Williams wasn't foreseen, the comments he continues to make are making it blatantly clear there are serious ego problems and maybe the New Zealander isn't someone you'd want to spend 72 holes of golf with.

Just the sheer idiom of Williams claiming to stick with Woods through thick and thin and then proceeding to bash him through every possible media outlet, once some "thin" occurs, is enough to want to give him the boot. And let's not even begin with the "wasted the past two years of my life" comments as without Woods, Williams is just another caddy.

And that brings us to the final point in the "Steve Williams should never be given another microphone again" petition.

Following Adam Scott's brilliant performance at the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, Williams saw it fit to claim "This is the biggest win I've ever had".

The biggest win he's ever had? 

Last time I checked they don't give victories to caddies, but maybe that's just me. 

Steve Williams is a fine caddy, whose been known to give solid advice on the golf course and is in all accounts adequate at what he does.

So I'd suggest to Stevie that he'd take a break from his national media tour and scrap any semblance of the book he's promised.

Words and Williams don't seem to mesh all that well.