Scott says Williams book will not be a distraction

When Adam Scott is in the “zone” nothing seems to bother him much – let alone a book.

So for that reason the former Masters champion suggests he will be ‘unfazed’ by what his caddy part-time Steve Williams has written about Tiger Woods in his just-released book.

Adam Scott and Steve Williams Adam Scott and Steve Williams (Credit: www.golffile.ie)

Woods’ former bagman, Williams, has caddied for Scott for the past few years without incident and Scott doesn’t expect that to change – despite the grilling from the media over a few things that were revealed in the book.

Scott said he had not only not read the book, called Out Of The Rough, he hadn’t even seen it.

“I haven’t been lucky enough to get a copy. It must be still in the mail,” grinned Scott on the eve of competing in last weekend’s HSBC Champions event in Shanghai, China.

“I don’t know exactly what’s in the book. As I said, I haven’t read it. I think everyone knows probably what to expect.”

Williams has already expressed some regret that certain excerpts from the book were extracted to help with sales, especially in his home country of New Zealand.

It seems a Kiwi newspaper published a chapter of the book in which Williams described his anger and frustration at being “hung out to dry” by Woods’ management as his multiple infidelities were being revealed.

Williams also commented on Woods’ on-course behavior, suggesting he was treated “like I was his slave”.

Yet Williams has since pointed out that it was “one word, one sentence” out of a whole book.

And their partnership was undoubtedly a winner, Williams worked for Tiger for 13 years and guided him to multiple major championships before their relationship ended and Williams found himself on Scott’s bag.

Of course that partnership has also tasted major success with Scott winning the 2013 US Masters.

Williams has been on Scott’s bag for the past four years and although the big caddy announced he was retiring after 2014, he has agreed to come back for several majors and do 10 events for Scott during the season.