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Williams said he felt like he'd been considered guilty by association after sticking with Woods during the scandal.
"My name should have been cleared immediately. It wasn't and that's what makes it even more disappointing what's transpired." he told TVNZ. "I never really got pardoned from that scandal so the timing of it is extraordinary. You could say I've wasted two years of my life."
Williams also repeated his previous assertions he had no knowledge of Woods' extramarital affairs.
"I had no idea what was going on and that was the hardest part ... it was a difficult time," he told the New Zealand Herald. "I'm a straight-up person, I'm a loyal person -- if I knew something, then I'd say I did."
Williams is often described as New Zealand's highest-paid sportsman -- a definition stretched to encompass the caddie who may have banked around $9 million during his association with Woods. He operates a charitable foundation that makes regular donations to an Auckland children's hospital and is highly respected by New Zealanders.
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