Caddie Steve Williams has escaped punishment for his racist remark about his ex-boss Tiger Woods. Williams, who now carries Adam Scott’s bag, made the comments at the annual caddies’ award dinner on Friday.
He has since apologised for his remarks and European Tour chief George O’Grady and US PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem have decided to take no action. They said in a statement: “We are aware he has apologised fully and we trust we will not hear such remarks again.”
O’Grady and Finchem met during the final round of the WGC Champions event in Shanghai, won by Martin Kaymer. Why it took until after the tournament was completed for official condemnation to arrive is hard to fathom.
An immediate response was required on Saturday morning to show that Williams’s remarks were not acceptable.
Their statement added: “The International Federation of PGA Tours feels strongly there is no place for any form of racism in ours or any other sport.