He may be Tiger Woods’s closest advisor on the golf course, but Steve Williams, the champion golfer’s caddie, pal and man Friday, says he knows squat about last month’s car crash or the sportsman’s alleged affairs.
“I do not have any personal knowledge of anything in the reports related to the Tiger Woods stories. [My wife] Kirsty and I give our heartfelt wishes to Tiger, Elin, Sam and Charlie and hope this gets put to rest soon,” New Zealander Williams said in a statement released to the New Zealand Herald.
So far, Woods’s major corporate partners are staying mum as well – insiders say there’s little chance his $100 million-plus Nike endorsement is in jeopardy, despite his plummeting popularity. Gatorade announced on Tuesday that it will discontinue its Tiger Focus sports drink line, but that move was in the works months ago, the company said.
– Michael Y. Park