Tiger Woods Caddy: Racial Slurs Directed at Golfer Go Unpunished

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By Brendan Giusti, Christian Post Reporter
November 6, 2011|11:36 am

Racist remarks directed towards Tiger Woods by a caddie were called unacceptable by golf officials, though no disciplinary action was taken in the case, according to reports.

Steve Williams, a caddie directed racial slurs towards Tiger Woods at an awards banquet Friday.

The move came after the caddie celebrated a win with golfer Adam Scott at the Bridgestone Invitational. Williams was previously the caddie for Woods, but was working with Scott just two weeks after being fired by Woods, according to reports.

The comments were quickly condemned by golf officials.

"We consider the remarks of Steve Williams, as reported, entirely unacceptable in whatever context," said a statement from PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and European Tour chief executive George O'Grady. "We are aware that he has apologized fully and we trust we will not hear remarks ever gain. Based on this, we consider the matter closed, and we will have no further comment."

Williams’ new boss also condemned the remarks.

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"I don't think anyone condones racism in sport or anything," Scott said.

Williams has issued an apology for the remarks, according to reports.

The caddie will not be fined or disciplined by the PGA for his remarks, according to reports. He is slated to work with Scott in Australia as the golfers continue touring across the world.

"I don't see it being an issue moving forward," Scott said. "I think from my side of things and my teams, the matter has been put to bed. I've got nothing more to talk about it with anyone. So I'm moving on."

 

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