Tiger Woods never used performance-enhancing drugs, says caddie Steve Williams
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Steve Williams: Tiger Woods never used performance-enhancing drugs

Tiger Woods never used performance-enhancing drugs.

At least that's the opinion of Woods' former caddie, Steve Williams, who shared a variety of anecdotes about his time with the 14-time major champion for a Golf Digest piece.

Williams, a New Zealander, was on Woods' bag for all but one of Woods' major championship victories. He wasn't with Woods for every waking second, but Williams believes it wouldn't be in Woods' nature to use an illegal substance.

"There's no chance (Woods took PEDs)," Williams said. "Love him or hate him, Tiger always respected the game."

The Kiwi shared a number of other fascinating stories about his time with Woods, including a recollection of the dime-sized spot Woods hit with his chip-in at No. 16 in the final round of the 2005 Masters and how Woods subtly intimidated Andrew Coltart ahead of their Sunday singles match at the 1999 Ryder Cup.

However, perhaps most intriguing was Williams' recollection of what he heard throughout the week of the 2008 U.S. Open, Woods' last major win, which came essentially on one good leg. Williams doubted Woods would even be able to play, but it was an obsession for Woods, who had dominated at the San Diego-area course his entire life.

"On the course, the sickening click of bones rubbing together as he walked made me queasy," Williams said. "The groans and squeaks he made were unreal.

"It's the most heroic thing I've ever seen in golf."

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