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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.


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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northern gypsy    

ummm...i don't get it... what's the caddy beef ???
he was lucky enough to be employed by a world class golfer...
pretty sure that doesn't happen but once in a life time !!!

1189 days ago

Jeanne Tutt    

why would he be shocked? Tigers dropped everything that was close to him over the last 18 months. I am shocked it didn't happen sooner! However, now Steve can give a REAL interview since he was fired... come on Steve give up the real goods!

1189 days ago

Who Knew    

I think Tiger's cheese has slid off his cracker, His elevator does not reach the top floor.

1189 days ago

Pompano Ann    

Interesting; all these young guys coming up in the PGA; maybe Tiger is feeling left out and thinks by switching things up will help(?) Poor Steve; just a reminder everything happens for a reason!

1189 days ago


'Way to go, Jo and nof! It's CADDY, TMZ, unless Steve is a twin, and they both caddy for Tiger. Jeesh!

1189 days ago


Tiger you ungrateful no good son-of-a-biotch!
Steve has been a loyal looper for a very long time and sticking with you when he should have dumped your dumb black a$$ and this is how you repay him? what a big POS!

im sure Steve has enough bank to retire plus a nice tell all book will put several more millions in his account. i know its one book i would buy.

but if he does keep working he will be picked up so fast it will make his head spin cause Steve knows his job and does it well.

1189 days ago

george fudge!    

His caddy must have been on a salary with Tiger, if he has been 'sacked' with Tiger not having played golf for more than 2 months now. This is probably an indication that Tiger isn't going to be playing any golf for a while yet and he didn't want to continue paying him.

1189 days ago


Williams knows to much about Tiger using Poly Max Extremes and most likely fired him over it.

1189 days ago


Gotta ask....is Tiger addicted to Pain Medication?

1189 days ago

terry j vey    

The guy who took someones camera and threw it in a pond because he dared take a picture of the great Tiger Woods got fired!To bad karma didn't kick in earlier.The guy is an azz Hope the bad karma continues!

1189 days ago


No surprise here. Tiger is a spoiled brat POS with no loyalty to anything except his pecker.

1189 days ago

In Plain Sight    

Was in Walgreens yesterday - there was an "Arnold Palmer" item on the CLEARANCE shelf. For a moment, seeing his photo brought up old feelings of admiration and respect... even after all these years passed.

I hardly think any "Tiger Woods" item on any shelf at any time will ever evoke such feelings! His low life, s***my, trashy behavior is now linked to him forever.

Wow - what a delusional dummy! First he thinks he's so important that he calls a major news conf to announce he's changing reps, now he's firing his caddy as if he thinks everyone will just see it as a "wise" business decision. When he finally wakes up to reality, he's in for a shock!

1189 days ago

PRO US    

Maybe Steve Lying Through His Teeth Williams will now tell the truth about what he knew about Tiger's cheating, performance-enhancing substance taking, etc. if no other top golfer hires him to be his caddy?

Steve just found out how much Tiger values his loyalty. LOL

1189 days ago


Seems like the TRUE Tiger is showing through the spin that he's a super nice guy.
He ain't and the curtain is slowly rotting away to reveal the truth.
No that it matters, Tiger is a has-been. He'll be riding coat-tails from now on.

1189 days ago


most of you are clueless.

players change caddys all the time
williams has become a multi-millionaire hauling tiger's bag
williams has been caddying for adam scott for the last few tourneys
you can bet that any contract between tiger & williams would of contained non disclosure language

1189 days ago
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