When Tiger Woods and his former caddie, Steve Williams, shook hands after the conclusion of the Open Championship on Sunday at Muirfield, their brief discussion was longer than usual, with a heartfelt tone and a slap on the back from Williams.
The prized match-play duo of Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker proved unable to prevent a Thursday thrashing, but the Americans still lead after the first day of the Presidents Cup, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
Steve Williams, who lashed out at Tiger Woods this summer following his firing as the golfer's caddie, took another shot at his former boss on Friday when asked about his high-profile celebration after winning with Australian golfer Adam Scott.
Calling it the best victory of his 33-year career as a caddie, Steve Williams celebrated his win on Adam Scott's bag Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational by then disputing the way he was fired by Tiger Woods.
Who knew a caddie could make such a difference? But for Adam Scott, new bag man Steve Williams is only part of the story of a recent surge -- including his tourney-leading play through two rounds at Firestone.
Tiger Woods sounds upbeat Tuesday at Firestone Country Club -- despite a tumble in the world ranking and the firing his long-time caddie -- a place where he's enjoyed enormous success and one of his greatest failures as a pro.