Woods set for Williams showdown this week

Updated: November 16, 2011

Tiger Woods and former caddie Steve Williams have been paired in the same group for this week’s President’s Cup in Melbourne.
The duo who were a formidable partnership for years have since fallen out leading Williams to make some public remarks about his former employer. The pair have reportedly agreed peace in private since Williams’ racist slur towards Woods last week but they will be in the public eye once again after Woods was drawn with Williams’ player Adam Scott.
Woods and USA team mate Steve Stricker have been paired with Adam Scott and his partner KJ Choi in Thursday’s opening session. Williams was the former World number one’s caddie for 12 years and Woods infamously sacked him in July of this year following tough times both on and off the course.
Former players though have said the public pairing will be good for the pair. Greg Norman and Fred Couples have both had their say on the whole thing and both agree that making peace in public is the way forward.
“If we had to diffuse anything and just get this thing over and done with, wouldn’t you rather have it sooner than later?” Norman said. “Because I personally wouldn’t have wanted to be sitting down at the singles and everybody is playing a really tight match and it comes down to the last group or the second to last group, and all of this pressure is coming on because it’s the first time the two met

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