Tiger Woods’ former caddie publishes explosive autobiography “Out of the Rough” today

For the first time since Tiger Woods’ infamous affair with Rachel Uchitel, his former caddie, Steve Williams, has spoken out about his 13 years alongside Woods – and how the sex scandal affected him.

Williams was there through the era of domination. Together, they won 13 major championships. They were best friends: Woods was Williams’ best man at his wedding; but after all the camaraderie and success, they had a high-profile split in 2011. Williams has been angry at Woods ever since.

Now he’s broken his silence with an explosive autobiography, which covers the highs and lows of working alongside one of the best golfers of all time – and provides a unique insight into one of the most infamous sports stories ever.


Steve Williams speaks out for the first time since Tiger Woods' sex scandal, and details the highs and lows of working alongside one of golf's all-time greats. The book is out TODAY - and you can download it right now for Kindle.

Stuff has a fascinating excerpt from the book, which you can read here. One of the passages getting the most attention is one where Williams discusses his frustration at Woods’ temper, and how he would throw his clubs in the direction of his bag:

One thing that really pissed 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.

But you have to wonder over Williams’ choice of wording. After all, he got at least 10% of Tiger Woods’ earnings – and handling his clubs was his job description. Pocketing many millions of pounds for strolling round a golf course isn’t exactly akin to slavery.

The book has shot straight to number one on Amazon’s golf rankings, and it’s no surprise. The world will always be interested in gossip – especially when the whole sex scandal was so secret and yet so public.

Williams doesn’t shy away from the topic:

The story being chased by the National Enquirer about an alleged affair with Rachel Uchitel – who had been with him in Melbourne – was still developing. Steinberg’s warning to say nothing wasn’t a problem because no one was asking.

That all changed once Tiger slow-crashed his SUV into the fire hydrant just outside his house on Thanksgiving night. He was fleeing an angry Elin, while dosed up on sleeping tablets, after she discovered he had been cheating on her. Before long, my phone wouldn’t stop ringing.

If you want to find out more about the book, you can check it out on Amazon. It’s out today.

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