Steve Williams slams Woods with racial slur in Shanghai

Updated: Nov 05, 2011, 08:17 AM IST

Shanghai: Caddie Steve Williams has shocked guests at an awards ceremony in Shanghai with a racist remark aimed at his former employer Tiger Woods.

Williams was sacked by Woods in July and hit the headlines the following month with controversial comments following his new employer Adam Scott`s win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Akron, Ohio.

New Zealander Williams was called on stage at the private function late on Friday to receive the "Celebration of the Year" award and was asked to talk about his reaction following Scott`s win so soon after being fired by Woods.

"My aim at Akron was to shove it right up that black arsehole," said Williams, before leaving the function at a luxury Shanghai hotel without making further comment.

The 100 caddies, players and guests in attendance had accepted their invitations on condition they would not disclose what happened at the private function held after the second round of the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament.

In August, Williams apologised after describing Australian Scott`s victory in Akron, Ohio as the most satisfying of his career, despite having previously won 13 majors in tandem with Woods.

"It`s the most satisfying win I`ve ever had, there`s no two ways about it," Williams had told reporters. "It`s the greatest week of my life caddying and I sincerely mean that."

Bureau Report