Woods backs caddies actions
World number one Tiger Woods has
shown his support of caddy Steve Williams by saying he would cover any fine the
New Zealander recieves for throwing a spectator's camera into a pond at the recent
ConAgra Foods Skins event.
Woods was enraged when the offending spectator,
who has not as yet come forward, took a photograph while he was in mid swing.
Williams reacted by snatching the camera and tossing it into a nearby pond.
walked over to him and grabbed the camera," Williams told the Associated
"He put up a little resistance, but not much."
eight-time major champion said that he would cover the fine, but was more shocked
that the spectator had been allowed onto the course with a camera.
accredited journalists were allowed to carry cameras at the event.
players David Love III and world number two Phil Mickelson supported Williams'
"Did Stevie throw the camera away? I've been wanting to do
that for a long time," Love III said.
"I've taken them away from
people, but I haven't smashed one or thrown one yet. I think it's fair."
"We've had poor camera control on the PGA Tour, and it's jeopardizing
the integrity of the championship," added Mickelson.
think I would have handled it that way," Mickelson said.
I can understand the frustration he must have felt. I don't have a problem with
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