Tiger Woods responds to Williams' comments 'he's not a racist'

In Sydney, Australia, two days before he will tee it up in the Australian Open in preparation for the upcoming Presidents Cup matches. Tiger Woods responded to his former caddy Steve Williams comments he made at a caddy dinner in Shanghai.

Of course we all remember what was said so, I will not repeat it yet again when it is out there for everyone to read.

Many thought it was in very poor taste and saw that it could be a racial slur against Woods himself.

However, Woods did respond to questions regarding the comments in his press conference.

“We talked this morning, we met face to face and talked about it, talked it through,” Woods said.

“Stevie’s certainly not a racist. There’s no doubt about that. It was a comment that shouldn’t have been made and was certainly one that he wished he didn’t make.”

Earlier this week, International Captain Greg Norman also chimed in on the situation calling the comments stupid. Also stating that Williams was no racist.

“We’ve all made stupid comments at stupid times, unfortunately his stupid comment became global news,” said Norman.

“I know he probably regrets saying it, but I guarantee you in that room on that night there was probably some heavier things said.”

So now that the comments have been addressed, perhaps we can all move on from this and even learn from it.

Yes, the comments were stupid. No one is saying they were not, nor is anyone defending what he said and that it was right, no matter the context of the comments.

I hope this incident will not over shadow the play at the Australian Open or moving forward to the Presidents Cup.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you on this one Eddie. I hope it doesn't get more attention than it already has and down plays the events upcoming that they will both be a part of.

    It was said, they have spoken privately and I would like to think it is behind us now. Only time will tell of course.