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Steve Williams, Tiger Woods' Former Caddie, Says 'No Chance' of PED Use

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In this April 10, 2011 file photo, Tiger Woods is congratulated by his caddie Steve Williams after an eagle putt on the eighth hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By    |   Wednesday, 03 Jun 2015 12:12 PM

Steve Williams, Tiger Woods’ former caddie, said there is "no chance" his boss ever used performance-enhancing drugs.

“Love him or hate him, Tiger always respected the game,” Williams said in a recent interview with Golf Digest. “He knows its history and people, its standing in sports and the world. He always knew what golf did for him personally.”

Suspicion over Woods and PEDs began in Dec. 2009 during an investigation of Canadian Dr. Anthony Galea, who was accused of distributing human growth hormones to professional athletes, according to The New York Times.

Federal authorities questioned Woods, who has acknowledged being treated by the doctor, but always denied PED use.

“Tiger willingly spoke to the authorities and cooperated fully,” Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, told Golf Digest in an e-mail at the time. “It was confirmed that because he did nothing illegal, he is not the subject of any criminal investigation.”

As for the golf industry in general, Williams does not doubt that others have abused PEDs.

“Whether PEDs have been used by other people is a good question because it's occurred in every other sport. So why would golf be any different?” he said. “The PGA Tour tries so hard to promote a squeaky-clean image, and we all know that's not the case, certainly with recreational drugs and probably the other stuff. I saw no specific cases and was never particularly interested in the subject. But, yeah, I'm sure it's gone on.”

Williams told the magazine that he was fired by Woods in 2011 over the phone. While Williams acknowledged that not hearing the news “face-to-face really bothered me,” his opinions on his former boss are positive overall.

He announced his retirement while playing for Adam Scott at the end of 2014 to return to his family and home in New Zeeland. “The game’s most famous caddie,” according to Golf Digest, announced Monday he would return to caddying at the end of the year to help Scott through the PGA Championship.

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