Steve Williams hated Tiger Woods calling him Stevie

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Steve Williams, known as a caddie for Tiger Woods between 1999-2011, Woods’ glory days. But, after a surprise split in 2011, there has been bad blood between the two. At the induction ceremony outside Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado, Williams shed a little more light on his relationship woes with Tiger.

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After Steve Sands of the golf channel introduced Williams as, “Stevie” Williams told the crowd why he didn’t like that. “It’s Steve,” Williams said to the crowd according to the New York Times. “Stevie’s what Tiger used to call me, so that’s what everybody calls me. I hate that name.”

Williams was Tiger Woods’s caddie for 13 years and 13 of his 14 major titles.  Woods fired Williams in mid-2011 and it was something no one saw coming including Williams, who is in his 36th year caddying. Since then, him and Tiger have not been familiar.

“It’s disappointing,” he said. “I caddied for the guy for 13 years, put my heart and soul into it, and there’s been no correspondence at all.”

Now, Williams caddies for Adam Scott, who spent much of last season as golf’s No. 1 player after he won The Masters tournament in 2013, before the spot was taken over by Rory McIlroy.

Williams is expected to take a lesser role as Scott’s caddie and only caddie between the months of March through September in order to spend more time in his native New Zealand with his wife and 8-year-old son.

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