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09:59 AM ET 11.05 | Australia's Adam Scott stood by his caddy Steve Williams in Shanghai on Saturday as golf sought a quick resolution to the controversy surrounding the New Zealander's racist remark about Tiger Woods. At the Annual Caddy Awards dinner in China on Friday, Williams went on stage to receive the prize for the season's best celebration after Scott's Bridgestone Invitational win in August and made an extremely derogatory comment about his former employer. The remark was made to a private audience which included members of the media and threatened to overshadow the HSBC Champions, the final World Golf Championship (WGC) event of the season.

Toronto Sun

Steve Williams, Adam Scott, Icon SMI Steve Williams, Adam Scott, Icon SMI
November 5, 2011  10:58 AM ET

White-trash Kiwi.

As he ages, he's morphing into Milton Berle in the mug.

November 5, 2011  11:05 AM ET

The quote wasn't racist... jeez.

November 5, 2011  01:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The quote wasn't racist... jeez.

I'm with you! Tiger is more Asian than Black, everybody knows that!!!

November 5, 2011  01:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I'm with you! Tiger is more Asian than Black, everybody knows that!!!

btw- What Steve said IS racist but I believe he's still mad that Tiger kept him in the dark and didn't share any of the ladies with him!!!

November 5, 2011  05:42 PM ET

Adam Scott is now oficially a racist and will become a hated player in the US. This is beyond disgusting. Titlelist sponsors Williams; if they continue to do so, watch for a Titllist backlash.

WIiiams should be kissing the ground Tiger walks on. Instead, once again, he shows his true colors and they are hatred and racist/ Williams has a history of bad behavior A little over a year ago he spoke disparingly of Phil Mickelson So Williams has defamed two of the PGA's top players --- The PGA should suspend Williams if the racist Scott does not fire him --- to not do so is a racist affront to TIGER WOODS and the PGA. wILLIAMS IS ARROGANT AND THINKS OF HIMSELF AS A CELEBRITY WHEN HE IS NOTHING NOTHING MORE THAN A CADDY WHO SHOULD KEEP HIS VILE MOUTH SHUT. Come on PGA of America, step up and denounce him and suspend him ---

November 5, 2011  05:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The quote wasn't racist... jeez.

IT was wors than racist Are you an idiot?

November 5, 2011  05:46 PM ET

Het Steve **** you and the rest of new zealand you people are disgusting And Adam Scott --- you are about to become hated in America you racist loving dweeb

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November 6, 2011  07:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Adam Scott is now oficially a racist and will become a hated player in the US. This is beyond disgusting. Titlelist sponsors Williams; if they continue to do so, watch for a Titllist backlash.WIiiams should be kissing the ground Tiger walks on. Instead, once again, he shows his true colors and they are hatred and racist/ Williams has a history of bad behavior A little over a year ago he spoke disparingly of Phil Mickelson So Williams has defamed two of the PGA's top players --- The PGA should suspend Williams if the racist Scott does not fire him --- to not do so is a racist affront to TIGER WOODS and the PGA. wILLIAMS IS ARROGANT AND THINKS OF HIMSELF AS A CELEBRITY WHEN HE IS NOTHING NOTHING MORE THAN A CADDY WHO SHOULD KEEP HIS VILE MOUTH SHUT. Come on PGA of America, step up and denounce him and suspend him ---

Guilty by association? Scott should fire him before Williams does real damage to his reputation. And in a perfect world all the top pros wouldn't touch Williams with a ten-foot pole (or a long putter). Williams would then have to take a job carrying the bag of a guy at the bottom of the money. Let's see how well he caddies then.

November 6, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Scott won't keep Williams around.

November 6, 2011  12:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Adam Scott is now oficially a racist and will become a hated player in the US. This is beyond disgusting. Titlelist sponsors Williams; if they continue to do so, watch for a Titllist backlash.WIiiams should be kissing the ground Tiger walks on. Instead, once again, he shows his true colors and they are hatred and racist/ Williams has a history of bad behavior A little over a year ago he spoke disparingly of Phil Mickelson So Williams has defamed two of the PGA's top players --- The PGA should suspend Williams if the racist Scott does not fire him --- to not do so is a racist affront to TIGER WOODS and the PGA. wILLIAMS IS ARROGANT AND THINKS OF HIMSELF AS A CELEBRITY WHEN HE IS NOTHING NOTHING MORE THAN A CADDY WHO SHOULD KEEP HIS VILE MOUTH SHUT. Come on PGA of America, step up and denounce him and suspend him ---

Scott isn't a racist. It may be a poor decision to keep Williams but it's his decision. And kiss the ground tiger walks on... WHY? There isn't a player on tour that respects tiger after his scandal. Tiger is a joke! We will likely never see a talent like tiger screw his life up as he's done, again. And his mistakes have killed his game. I'm not a big fan of Adam Scott but he owes woods nothing and right now is a much better player.

November 6, 2011  01:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I believe he's still mad that Tiger kept him in the dark and didn't share any of the ladies with him!!!

That's why Dustin Johnson's caddy joined Eldrick...DJ was making him too much cash. All he really wanted was the ladies...

November 6, 2011  01:30 PM ET

Calm down, everyone. Scott will dump Williams within the week once he realizes that he'll be guilty by association, regardless of whether the comment was racist or not. Williams is a hot potato that no one with any amount of class would want to be associated with after this.

November 6, 2011  03:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The quote wasn't racist... jeez.

You are correct, sir.

November 6, 2011  05:09 PM ET

Now it???s a slur to call a black man black?

Calling someone an **** is an insult, but does not convert a universally accepted descriptor (black) to a slur.
If the guy had said, ???rich ****???, this source would still be lambasting him, because Tiger???s skin is still black and obviously a white person only ever insults a black person because they are racist.

If Williams is a racist now, what was he when he was working as Tiger's caddy?

Ridiculous

November 6, 2011  06:20 PM ET

Would someone mind telling me what the quote was? Sorry, I've been up north and I must have missed something here. Thx.

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November 6, 2011  09:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Caddies should be seen and not heard.

Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have a winner.

November 7, 2011  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

IT was wors than racist Are you an idiot?

Get over yourself. Dumbing down the concept of racism is a dangerous path. If everything is racist then nothing becomes out of bounds. To say that Williams, who by all accounts had a very close friendship with Woods for many years, is racist seems silly to me. Does Williams now hate Woods? It seems clear that he does. Does he hate Woods because he is black--that's a real stretch. It seems more likely that he feels their friendship and his loyalty were betrayed. Whether he is right or wrong in that judgment, racism is not a factor.

 
November 7, 2011  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#27):

Get over yourself. Dumbing down the concept of racism is a dangerous path. If everything is racist then nothing becomes out of bounds. To say that Williams, who by all accounts had a very close friendship with Woods for many years, is racist seems silly to me. Does Williams now hate Woods? It seems clear that he does. Does he hate Woods because he is black--that's a real stretch. It seems more likely that he feels their friendship and his loyalty were betrayed. Whether he is right or wrong in that judgment, racism is not a factor.

When you use the color of one's skin in a disparaging comment, it is, always has, and always will be considered racist! The relationship they once had has nothing to do with it. When someone makes a comment like that, they insert race into it for negative effect. If you don't consider that racist, perhaps you need to reassess your own beliefs.

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