Stephen A. Smith Loses His Mind Over Tiger Woods’ Caddy’s Tell-All Book
Steve Williams did what most everyone who's peripherally associated with a lightning rod public figure does nowadays: he wrote a juicy tell-all book about his tumultuous 13-year tenure caddying for Tiger Woods. That's just what you do when you've got a cache of unflattering anecdotes about one the most prolific, controversial athletes in human history. You write them down and sell them for $25.
Williams held nothing back in Out Of The Rough, invoking everything from Tiger's sordid sex life to his temperamental behavior on the golf course. Here are the two excerpts that had Stephen A. Smith's head spinning during "First Take" on Tuesday.
One thing that really pissed me off was how he would flippantly toss a club in the general direction of the bag, expecting me to go over and pick it up. I felt uneasy about bending down to pick up his discarded club – it was like I was his slave. The other thing that disgusted me was his habit of spitting at the hole if he missed a putt. Tiger listened to what I had to say, the air was cleared and we got on with it – his goal was to be the best player in history and my goal was to keep working as best I could to help make that happen...
...At one stage, one of the many women who claimed to be a mistress said she’d met me when I was with Tiger in Las Vegas – that got broadcast on radio in New Zealand and picked up in the papers. It was despicable reporting. I was giving my side of the story but no one seemed to care and comments like that from some bimbo on the other side of the world trying to get her 15 minutes of fame made me look like a fool. I begged Tiger’s team to say something in my defence, but they wouldn’t.
After prefacing his fire and brimstone rant with a perfunctory "I'm not even gonna go there, Stephen A. did what he always does and totally, absolutely, 100% went "THERE." Behold, the full might of America's most power hot take Death Star, below...
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