Steve Williams Carries for the Winner at Akron, Gets the Last Laugh on Tiger
Tiger faltered at this week's Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament, but Steve Williams, carryong the bag of Adam Scott, tasted victory.
Is it sweet revenge?
In Akron, Ohio on Sunday, August 7th, with Tiger Woods' ex-caddie Steve Williams carrying his bag, Adam Scott coasted to an easy five stroke victory in the Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament at the Firestone Country Club, shooting 17 strokes under par. Woods shot a lackluster 72 to finish the tournament at two over par, tied for 38th place. For the record, Steve Williams' cut of Scott's winning purse was $80,000, while Tiger took home $50,000.
Scott Loves Having Williams as his Caddy
Adam Scott is no slouch as a golfer. He has won seventeen times around the world, with eight of those victories coming on the PGA tour. This year he came in second at the Masters, he's a former winner at the Player's Championship, considered by many to be the 'fifth major', and he could be poised to take home his first major tournament trophy at next week's PGA Championship. Of Williams, Scott says "I think he believes in my game, that I can be one of the best players in the world. You know, I think he thinks he can help me achieve that, and I believe that too."
Is this a dig at Tiger?
David Feherty of CBS Sports interviewed Steve Williams after Scott's victory at Akron (when was the last time a caddy was interviewed after his golfer won?), and Steve said "I've been caddying for thirty-three years, 145 wins now, and that's the best win I've ever had." After being on the bag for 71 of Tiger's victories, his statement could be construed as a bit of a dig at Tiger. What do you think?
photo of Adam Scott from yahoo.com
other two photos from denver.cbslocal.com