Adam Scott: Steve Williams’ Book Won’t Be a Distraction

November 5, 2015

Steve Williams’ book about Tiger Woods seems to be a distraction for everyone involved–except Williams’ current employer and 12th-ranked player in the world, Adam Scott. Or so Scott says.

The Australian is in China for the WGC-HSBC Champions, a week after finishing second to Justin Thomas at the CIMB Classic. Scott spoke Thursday after an opening round of 3-over 75 at Sheshan International GC in Shanghai.

“I haven’t been lucky enough to get a copy. Must be in the mail still,” Scott told the Associated Press. “I don’t know exactly what’s in the book. As I said, I haven’t read it. I think everyone knows probably what to expect.”

Scott and Williams began working together in 2011 after Williams split with Tiger Woods, the pair having won 13 of Woods’ 14 majors together. Scott won the 2013 Masters with Williams on the bag. Williams then announced a “semi-retirement” after the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, but Scott convinced him to work the bag during the majors and a few other high-profile events in 2015. Williams did not caddie for him on Thursday and it’s uncertain how much he will this season after last year’s limited basis. 

Williams’ book “Out of the Rough” provides some detail into his relationship with Woods. Williams writes that he felt like a “slave” at times, a quote that has attracted criticism given the millions of dollars Williams earned on Woods’ bag.

Does Scott expect Williams to write a sequel?

”I’m going to be on my best behavior so there isn’t one,” he said.