Adam Scott is sticking with Steve Williams.
In comments reported by The Associated Press, Scott replied, “I disagree with that,” when asked if Williams should be fired after using a racial slur in reference to Tiger Woods during a caddies dinner in Shanghai.
'Look, anything with Tiger involved is a story,' Scott said. 'I value Steve's contribution to my game and having him on the bag. While he's caddying, I hope he can caddie for me.'
Asked if he believes Williams is racist, Scott replied, 'I think we all know that's not the case.'
Scott said Williams’ remark, which denigrated Woods while referring to Williams’ pleasure at being on the bag when Scott won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August, never should have been made public.
'Those things are not meant to go past that room,' Scott said. 'Obviously, somebody took it out and that's the way it goes. There's really no safe haven for what you say, and so you've got to be careful.'
Scott and Woods are supposed to be in the same group next week at the Australian Open, and they could face each other the following week in the Presidents Cup, but Scott said a potential meeting with Woods will not be awkward.
'I'm the guy stuck in the middle, but I don't really have a gripe with either guy,” he said. “So it's for them to sort out between themselves.'