UPDATE: Via ESPN.com, here’s a statement from Tiger’s agent, Mark Steinberg:
“I was with Tiger when the story broke. We were obviously not there, but if all the reports are accurate, it is regrettable. Really nothing more to say,” Steinberg said.
ORIGINAL POST: Just when you thought that Steve Williams would learn from his August PR snafu, well…he’s done it again.
You may remember after Adam Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational in August Stevie said that was the “the best week of his life.” He got ripped for it.
Well, at a usually light-hearted caddie awards dinner in Shanghai last night, Stevie was asked what he was trying on doing when he issued that statement.
His response, according to The Telegraph:
The controversial New Zealand caddie had been asked on stage, during a dinner at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai, to explain his notorious gloating celebration after Adam Scott’s win at Akron in August. He replied, in reference to Woods: “My aim was to shove it right up that black ——–.”
Steve has now apologized, issuing this statement on his website:
“I apologize for comments I made last night at the Annual Caddy Awards dinner in Shanghai. Players and caddies look forward to this evening all year and the spirit is always joking and fun. I now realize how my comments could be construed as racist. However I assure you that was not my intent. I sincerely apologize to Tiger and anyone else I have offended.”
Ahhh, the Presidents Cup is gonna be awesome!