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Woods-Williams acrimony continues

The saga rumbles on as Tiger Woods’ longtime agent, Mark Steinberg, has accused his client’s ex-bagman, Steve Williams, of lying about the circumstances in which he was sacked yesterday.

Tiger Woods has always maintained that he sacked his ex-caddie Steve Williams face-to-face last month. On Sunday, Williams said that Woods fired him over the phone.

"I was told on the phone that we need to take a break, and in caddie lingo, that means you're fired, simple as that," Williams said

In a rebuttal, Steinberg said Woods was at the AT&T National on Tuesday-Wednesday (June 27-28), flew home to Florida, and then returned to Philadelphia just so he could talk with Williams in person.

“Had he not gone to talk with Steve,” said Steinberg, “there would have been no reason for him to be there Sunday.”

All the acrimony came to a head at the conclusion of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational where Australian Scott with Williams carrying his bagman was victorious.

Celebrating his new golfer’s win as if it was his own personal vindication, Williams was happy to give interview proclaiming the victory.

“"I've caddied for 33 years - 145 wins now - and that's the best win I've ever had,” Williams told reporters on the 18th green.

Strong and bitter words from a man who can include 13 majors and 16 world titles among his credentials gained alongside Woods.

William’s actions were criticised by many among the golfing world.

US Open Champion Rory McIlroy, speaking on the Golf Channel ahead of this week's USPGA Championship in Atlanta, said: "You say things in the heat of the moment - Stevie maybe went a little far.

"I definitely think it took away from Adam's win.

Williams has since admitted that he went “a bit over the top” and has signalled his intention to let the matter drop:

“It’s time to move on. The Tiger thing is over.”

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