Another player-caddie split as Scott and Williams part waysSeptember 24, 2017 Golf News
Steve Williams and Adam Scott have called time on their on-course partnership.
Another day, another player-caddie split as Steve Williams has confirmed he won’t be on Adam Scott’s bag next season.
Williams and Scott, who have been together since 2011 and won the 2013 Masters together, will part ways after two events in Asia next month – the CJ Cup in South Korea and the WGC-HSBC Champions in China.
“I’m not going to caddie for Adam next year, he’ll return to having a full-time caddie,” Williams told the New Zealand Herald. “He’s had a job share where he’s had two caddies for the last two seasons but he wants to return to one caddie next season.”
Williams will be on the bag of American Solheim Cup heroine and major champion Danielle Kang for the New Zealand Women’s Open.
“I needed a caddie – a local because my caddie isn’t able to be here,” Kang said. “Someone said would you mind having Steve Williams on your bag. I thought it was a joke at first. Eventually I emailed him, and that was that.
“I had hopes of finding a local caddie, and he’s as local as it gets. I think I did pretty well there.
“He’s a really cool guy, he knows all the numbers, he knows everything. He’s like a walking yardage book. I just look at him and I don’t even need to ask. He just tells me what I’m thinking. It’s fun so far.
“He knows the game, and adapts very quickly to my game and how I am. Ultimately if a caddie can save you a shot they’ve done their job. He will help me decide on certain shots, and that will be the game plan.”
Williams was equally complimentary about his new employer.
“Danielle is a good player and once you start the tournament, you want to win, so nothing will change there,” he said.
“I’ve never caddied at any professional women’s event before so it’ll be a good experience to see if I can learn something from how they do things.”
Williams and Scott is the fourth high-profile player-caddie split of the year so far, with Phil Mickelson and Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay parting company in June, Rory McIlroy and JP Fitzgerald going their separate ways following the Open, and Jason Day relieving Colin Swatton of his duties prior to the BMW Championship.