London, Nov. 7 : Tiger Woods former caddie Steve Williams has received backing from an unexpected quarter in the wake of his racism-fuelled rant against the former American golfer. The support has come from his present employer Adam Scott.
Williams was on a plane to Sydney for this week's Australian Open, where all efforts were being made to keep him apart from Woods, his former employer.
Woods is poised to deliver his first response to Williams' "black --------" comment, made at a Shanghai awards ceremony last Friday night, in a press conference tomorrow morning.
The Telegraph quoted Scott, who finished tied for 11th yesterday at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai, as admitting that there was the possibility of tension on the course between Williams and Woods.
"Could be an interesting dynamic," he said.
The feud could also fester throughout the following week, when they join the opposing US and International teams for the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.
But Scott, who has been under mounting pressure to sack Williams, confirmed that the New Zealander would "absolutely" be working for him during the next fortnight.
"I don't see it being an issue moving forward," the 31 year-old said.
He indicated, too, that his "teams" of sponsors - including clothing company Aquascutum and watchmakers Rolex - were supportive of the decision to continue employing Williams. (ANI)