Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams has apologised after racially insulting the golfer at an awards dinner.
Williams, sacked by Woods during the summer, admitted that comments he made “could be construed as racist” and issued an apology on his website after he made the slur during a dinner at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
Asked on stage to explain his celebration after current employer Adam Scott’s win at Bridgestone Invitational in August he replied, in reference to Woods: “My aim was to shove it right up that black asshole.”
Writing on his website, Willaims said: “I apologise for comments I made last night,”.
“Players and caddies look forward to this evening all year and the spirit is always joking and fun.
“I now realise how my comments could be construed as racist. However, I assure you that was not my intent.
“I sincerely apologise to Tiger and anyone else I have offended.”
Williams will have a chance to apologise in person next week as Woods and Scott are both competing at the Australian Open in Sydney.