November 8th, 2011
08:46 AM ET

Tiger Woods: Former caddy not racist

Golfer Tiger Woods Tuesday addressed a racially-tinged remark made by his former caddy, telling reporters Steve Williams apologized and is not a racist.

"It was a wrong thing to say, something that we both acknowledge," Woods said, speaking at the Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, site of this week's Australian Open, according to his website.

Woods and Williams met earlier in the day, and shook hands after Williams apologized, the website reported.

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  1. banasy©

    How nice.

    November 8, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sam

    What did he say?

    November 8, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Astarte

    Hello banasy.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. herman


    November 8, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. herman

    The whyte man be holding us down. Opressing us good colored peoples.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Hello, Astarte.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tiger at Augusta National

    Tiger was once kicked off the property at Augusta National Golf Course because he was black. He was wearing his street clothes and 'Bob Marley' style knitted bonnet, and the official didn't believe that he was really Tiger Woods. Sports Illustrated magazine reported this, along with Michael Jordan's father being murdered by mobsters when Jordan refused to pay gambling debts. Neither Tiger nor Jordon speak-out...and your source for news doesn't report your opinion to you concerning these things.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      So......if they hadn't kicked Tiger off the course, then MJ's father would not have been murdered, and therefore.....she's a witch?

      November 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • raster1944

      Links to your sources as Jordan is bull$hi$ as is Woods posts!! Why don't you claim President Obama did and reveal your Right-Wing roots.

      November 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Garret TL

    I agree, is caddy made a remark, but it was not racist. The use the adjective, "black" does not imply racism as it is used all the time. The Caddy, state something to the effect, I want to kick his black @$$. If he would have said, I want to kick his N-word @$$, then some brows may have raised.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. SPONGE Bob Sperm pants

    Tiger touched me inappropriatly

    November 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bigwilliestyles

    How could the remark possibly be racist when Woods, by his own admission, is not Black? Woods is "Cablanasian"; therefore Williams is only guilty of being 'unenlightened' on matters of race.

    November 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SJ

    @Tiger at Augusta National: what the holy hell are you jabbering about? MJ's father wasn't killed because of gambling debts! Who cares if if Tiger showed up dressed like Scarlet Ohara? What is your point other than you like to spread gossip around like an old lady, pretending it's the media's fault for not "reporting" it? Do you work for the Enquirer or something? What is your POINT??

    November 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jerry C RI @ SJ

    Lmao! Funny as hell.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. utopiaguatemala

    What did he say? Wouldn't that piece of information be important to the story?

    November 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. utopiaguatemala

    Oh, sorry, now I see the link to the story.

    November 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Not meaning to split hairs too much, but he didn't say anything about Woods being black. He just said his ass was black. That could be construed as a racial remark, or a remark about his personal hygeine.

    November 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
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