Tiger Woods’ caddie Steve Williams has been “dealt with” by Tiger regarding some inappropriate comments he made about Phil Mickelson. At a charity event, Williams made the following comment:
“I wouldn’t call Mickelson a great player … ‘cause I hate the prick.”
I’d say this is about the most obvious case of “pot calling the kettle black” I’ve ever seen.
The next day Williams told a newspaper that he was simply being honest:
“I was simply honest and said they (Mickelson and Woods) don’t get along. You know what it’s like. You’re at a charity event and you have a bit of fun. I don’t particularly like the guy (Mickelson) myself. He pays me no respect at all and hence I don’t pay him any respect. It’s no secret we don’t get along either.”
Well Steve, respect is earned. And comments like that are certainly not the way to earn respect.
Phil responded with a super classy and wise statement:
“After seeing Steve Williams’ comments, all I could think of was how lucky I am to have a class act like (caddie) Bones (Jim Mackay) on my bag and representing me.”