Williams under fire in Shanghai as McIlroy and McDowell challenge
Scott wins, Williams gloats
Australia’s Adam Scott closed with an immaculate five under 65 to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational by four shots from Rickie Fowler and Luke Donald on 17 under par at Firestone Country Club.
But as Rory McIlroy gave his US PGA chances a boost with a 67 to grab a share of sixth on 10 under, Scott’s caddie Steve Williams did not miss the opportunity to dig the knife into ex-boss Tiger Woods, who struggled to a share of 37th place after a 70.
“This was the most satisfying win of my career,” said New Zealander Williams of his 145th victory and his first since being sacked by Woods last month after 12 years and 13 major wins together. “A lot has been said this week. I’ve always backed myself and it feels great to back it up. This is the best week of my career so far.”
"He makes one mistake and they run all over the guy" - Steve Williams
Speaking to SkySports News, the Kiwi caddie spoke out about what he considers unfair press treatment of "the guy."
Williams said: “I feel deeply sorry for the guy. In the 10 years I have caddied for this guy, he has been thoroughly gracious with the media. He has never not committed himself to the media. He’s been great and he makes one mistake and they run all over the guy. I think he will be very cautious with the media when he comes back, and rightfully so."