Steve Williams felt like "slave" with Woods

Williams worked alongside Woods as his caddie for 13 years

Steve Williams with Tiger Woods. Credit: Andy Lyons (Getty)
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Williams writes about how his working relationship with Woods broke down towards the end of their 13 years together.

Steve Williams has written in his autobiography that he was made to feel like "a slave" when caddying for Tiger Woods.

The New Zealander, who has caddied for Adam Scott since leaving Woods’ team, has used his book, titled Out of the Rough, to talk about what life working as a caddie for the most famous golfer in the world was like.

Williams caddied for Woods for 13 years but was sacked in the aftermath of stories about the latter’s private life becoming public knowledge.

The website has published an excerpt of Williams’ book, in which he writes: “One thing that really p****d me off was how he would flippantly toss a club in the general direction of the bag, expecting me to go over and pick it up.

"I felt uneasy about bending down to pick up his discarded club – it was like I was his slave. The other thing that disgusted me was his habit of spitting at the hole if he missed a putt.

"Tiger listened to what I had to say, the air was cleared and we got on with it – his goal was to be the best player in history and my goal was to keep working as best I could to help make that happen."

Williams also writes that he was not aware of what was going on in Woods’ life away from golf and that the revelations came as a surprise to him.

"The one question I'm now regularly landed with is: How could you not know about Tiger's multitude of mistresses? It's a valid question – it's one I would ask myself if a scandal of Tiger-like proportions happened to another caddy's boss.

"How could I spend so much time with him and not have an inkling this was going on? The answer, in a roundabout way, is that Elin [Woods’ former wife] didn't know either. Only a handful of his oldest buddies actually had any idea this was going on. I didn't know because Tiger didn't dare tell me."

Will Medlock graduated from UEA with a degree in Film and Television before completing a Masters in Sports Journalism at St Mary's in London. Will has had work published by The Independent and the Rugby Paper.