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Tiger's Caddie: How Could You Fire Me?!?!?

7/20/2011 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's the latest in a long string of celebrity break-ups -- Tiger Woods and his longtime caddie Steve Williams have called it quits after 13 years ... but Steve says he's shocked by the move, especially because he stuck with Tiger throughout his mistress mayhem scandal.

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Tiger just announced the split on his website, writing, "I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it's time for a change ... I wish [Steve] great success in the future."

So far, no replacement has been named.

But now, Steve has fired back -- saying, "After 13 years of loyal service needless to say this came as a shock. Given the circumstances of the past 18 months working through Tiger's scandal, a new coach and with it a major swing change ... I am very disappointed to end our very successful partnership at this time."

0720-steve-60-minutes-vidSteve -- who caddied for Tiger since 1999 -- famously gave an interview to "60 Minutes" after news broke about Tiger's cheating scandal, denying he ever knew anything about the golf legend's affairs.


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16.

nof    

last nof p.s.

There are those around that care .

But there are tons around -

For the (free) ride.

My prediction:

Williams will now sue Tiger for a, b, c, d, e, f and g.

Then write a go-for-broke book about Tiger.

No confidentialty clause in place here, right Attorney Levin?

This will get ugly.

1129 days ago
17.

wag    

I think Tiger should hire one of his mistress to be his caddie. That would be awesome! More people would watch golf.

1129 days ago
18.

ghfghfg    

Yea someone with like 100 million dollars probably wouldn't understand someones dire need for some extra cash.

1129 days ago
19.

Larry    

How dare you fire him Tiger, without first sending him to a good Orthodontist.

1129 days ago
20.

Linz    

So when the chips are down for Tiger he fires someone who has been loyal to him.

Tiger you're a douche!

The reason for your recent losses are because of the scandal and the toll it has taken on you.

Tiger had a loyal wife and caddie and now what does he have? Probably just more skanks.

1129 days ago
21.

nof    

@wag less than a minute ago
I think Tiger should hire one of his mistress to be his caddie. That would be awesome! More people would watch golf.

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Not a bad idea, wag.

But -

While mistresses know to-lay-ON-the-land?

They don't know the-lay-OF-the-land.

...In other words -

Mistresses are prepositionally-clueless.

1129 days ago
22.

Zoe     

Whoah! Tiger's going through major meltdown. First he fired Hank Haney (big mistake), then hooked up with his old babysitter, now this. He is not injured, he's just pouting because his game is in the tank. Now Stevie is free to tell us the truth about all the women he lied about before. They are both toads.

1129 days ago
23.

Kathy    

I used to be a fan of Tiger Woods. What a disappointment he turned out to be. I don't like him at all anymore.

1129 days ago
24.

pandora    

You people act like Tiger cheated on you and not his wife. This man has the right to hire, fire anyone he wants, its his damn money not yours. EMPLOYERS let people go all of the time or have any of you not taken note of that? Tiger still did and will do again make more money, have more skills than any of you douche bags on here writing crap about him. Get a life already and leave this man alone.

1129 days ago
25.

pk    

Oh boy, I see a tell all book in this burned caddy's future!

1129 days ago
26.

karri    

Wow, another stupid move Tiger. People want to SEE YOU BE LOYAL!! That's it!! And now you go and do this bone-headed move. You should have fired your PR people for even suggesting this!!!!!!

1129 days ago
27.

smartchick    

So.....is Steve Williams worried about getting another job?? Don't think he will have a problem.......but, he might have to take a cut in pay. It would be worth it to dump all the crap that goes along with Tiger's life.

1129 days ago
28.

just sayin    

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't this guy say that he would have told on Tiger had he known about the affairs? That doesn't sound loyal to me.

1129 days ago
29.

Ken    

Hard to make money as a caddy when your player never plays golf. Tiger is a physical wreck. He is done.

1129 days ago
30.

smitty62    

No loyalty anymore....... so much for sticking up for the boss....see where that got ya???

1129 days ago
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