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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Steve Williams says ‘I was a bit over the top’ in comments about Tiger Woods


Steve Williams returns to the course to carry Adam Scott’s bag. (Charlie Riedel / AP)
Now that the chants of “Ste-vie! Ste-vie!” no longer echo in his ears, caddie Steve Williams admitted that the scene that overshadowed Adam Scott’s victory in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday was surreal.

“Looking back on it, I was a bit over the top,” Williams, the caddie fired by Tiger Woods last month, told Fox Sports as he and his new boss, Scott, prepared for the PGA Championship which takes place this week in Atlanta. “I had a lot of anger in me about what happened [with Woods] and it all came out.”

The sight of a caddie surrounded by reporters was a rare one and Williams continued to rip Woods, delivering sound bite after sound bite and calling the victory “the most satisfying win of my career.” Never mind the 13 majors with Woods. All that is over now. The PGA lies ahead — with Scott teeing off at 7:55 a.m. Thursday and Woods, who could use a win after finishing in the middle of the pack at Bridgestone, at 8:35.

“I said what I said but I’m not going to say any more about Tiger,” Williams said. “I had a lot of emotions going on all week. You hear people say, ’How good are you now that you're not caddying for Tiger,’ things like that, and it makes you want to prove yourself.

“And when we were coming down the stretch and all those people were calling out my name, I mean I’ve never experienced anything like that, and when Adam won, all of a sudden, all that emotion, it all poured out.

“But, look, it’s time to move on. The Tiger thing is over.”

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