Tigers Woods’ ex-caddie ‘not a racist’, says Greg Norman

Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 14:31 PM IST

Melbourne: Australian golfer Greg Norman has defended American star Tigers Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams against accusations of racism.

Norman, however, labelled Williams’ comments as “stupid”.

Williams, who caddied for Woods for 12 years before being sacked this year, had stunned the golfing world when he called Woods a “black a---hole” at the annual Caddie Awards dinner in Shanghai, China, last week.

“Steve’s not a racist. We’ve all made stupid comments and I’m sure Steve will know his comment was stupid,” the Courier-Mail quoted Norman, as saying.

“It’s all done now. It’s been good fodder (for the media), but golf doesn’t need it,” he added.