Tiger Woods and former caddie Steve Williams met and shook hands on Tuesday (Australian time) at The Lakes Golf Club of the Australian Open, the first time the men have seen each other since Williams used a racial slur against his former boss.
The two men met and shook hands at the tournament and according to Woods:
“We talked this morning, we met face to face and talked about it, talked it through.”
Woods went on to add:
“It was a wrong thing to say, something that we both acknowledge,” Woods said. “He did apologize. It was hurtful, certainly, but life goes forward.”
Tiger Woods also went on to point out that he doesn’t believe his former caddie meant any harm:
“Stevie’s certainly not a racist,” Woods said Tuesday. “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.”
When asked how two men who worked together for 13 years could end up feuding Woods revealed:
“That’s a great question, I don’t know that one,” and “For me personally it was a tough decision to make to go in a different direction in my personal life, but as far as personally, I don’t know how it could have happened the way it did. But it just did and here we are.
“It’s just one of those things where we’ll see what time does and as we all know, time does heal wounds.”
Other PGA players have also stood up for Williams including Greg Norman and his full-time employer Adam Scott.