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Scott tried to deflect speculation that he could be walking into a frenzy Down Under.

“Hopefully, it’s just for my good play rather than anything else. I don’t think there’s a story going forward,” he said, adding that “the matter has been put to bed and I’ve got nothing more to talk about it with anyone. So I’m moving on.”

Scott and his camp urged Williams to apologize, and the caddie posted a statement on his website the morning after the party that said, “I now realize how my comments could be construed as racist. However, I assure you that was not my intent. I sincerely apologize to Tiger and anyone else I’ve offended.”

Scott has said that while Williams‘ comments made it out of the room, context did not go with them. And toward the end of his interview Sunday, the Australian star bristled when a reporter asked if he was condoning a racist remark by not doing anything to Williams.

Scott stared for a moment, his lips slightly pursed.

“Look, I don’t think digging for a story out of me on this is a good idea,” he said. “I had Steve issue an apology. What more should I do? I don’t know if you were there in the evening.”

The reporter shook his head.

“So I don’t think you have a leg to stand on when it comes to commenting,” Scott said.

Kaymer was among several players at the caddies party _ as was Scott _ and said that Williams “could have used different words.” But the German said he had paid close attention to all the activity that followed, from Williams‘ apology to the tours’ statement to Scott’s intention to keep Williams as his caddie.

“I hope it doesn’t have too much effect on Adam, because Adam is a very lovely guy,” Kaymer said. “He’s a great player and I hope it doesn’t affect him too much. But if it was right or wrong, obviously to be racist, it’s never good. It should not be on the golf course or anywhere else. But I don’t really know if he really meant it like this.”