Ending their 12-year run together on the green, Tiger Woods has announced on his website that he and caddie Steve Williams have parted ways.

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Williams was by Tiger's side when he won 13 of his 14 major championships. "I want to express my deepest gratitude for Stevie for all his help, but I think it's time for a change," Woods said in a statement.

"Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a friend and has been instrumental in many of my accomplishments. I wish him great success in the future."

The pro golfer did not give an explanation for the split with Williams -- who took a temporary job caddying for Adam Scott while Tiger recovered from his knee and Achilles injuries.

Also taking to his website, Williams, 47, said in a statement, "After 13 years of loyal service, needless to say, this came as a shock. Given the circumstances of the past 18 months working through Tiger's scandal, a new coach, and with it a major swing change and Tiger battling through injuries, I am very disappointed to end our very successful partnership at this time."

Williams also appeared on New Zealand TV said, "I'm a straight-up sort of person. If i had known something was going on, the whistle would have been blown."

Still out for the season, Woods has not given any indication about when he plans to return.

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