Tiger Woods Fires Longtime Caddie Steve Williams

The duo had been together for 72 tournament wins and 13 major titles over 12 years.

Posted: 07/21/2011 08:27 AM EDT
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Tiger Woods has fired longtime caddie Steve Williams, he announced his website Wednesday.

 

Woods, who has been inactive the last two majors while recovering from a leg injury, did not say who will replace his caddie of the last 12 years.

 

"I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it's time for a change," Woods said in a statement on his website. "Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a friend and has been instrumental in many of my accomplishments. I wish him great success in the future."

 

Williams had been a part of Woods winning 72 tournaments worldwide and 13 majors during his tenure.  Williams has worked for Adam Scott the last three tournaments.

 

''Needless to say this came as a shock,'' Williams said on his website. ''Given the circumstances of the past 18 months working through Tiger's scandal, a new coach and with it a major swing change and Tiger battling through injuries, I am very disappointed to end our very successful partnership at this time.''

 

There is still no word on when Woods will return to the PGA Tour.

 

Contact Terrance Harris at terrancefharris@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @Terranceharris

(Photo: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

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