Couples says he would have fired Williams


U.S. Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples said he would have canned Steve Williams for the comments he made regarding Tiger Woods at the annual caddie dinner at the WGC-HSBC Champions.

“If that was Joe LaCava he wouldn’t be caddying for me today,” Couples said Saturday, according to Golf World.

“If (a caddie) has that kind of anger for a pretty good guy, I don’t want him around me.”

Williams used racially charged language to describe his feelings toward Woods after new boss Adam Scott won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August.

Couples said he would not shy from putting Woods in a match with Scott, though only at the request of the 14-time major champion.

“I don’t think Tiger and Adam have a problem at all,” Couples said. “Tiger and Steve have a bit of a problem, but I don’t want anybody uncomfortable. This is just a golf tournament.”