Adam Scott Despertately Scouting For Replacement Caddy.

Australia’s Adam Scott seems in urgent need of a replacement caddy for Kiwi Steve Williams.

For a first time in his career, the 2014 Masters winner, has long-time coach and fellow Aussie Brad Malone on the bag for this week’s Wyndham Championship here in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Scott commenced the year with South African Mike Kerr calling the shots but the arrangement clearly wasn’t to Scott’s liking when he arranged for Williams, who had caddied for Scott when he became the first Australian to win at Augusta, to return and caddy throughout the four Majors of 2015.

That arrangement ended last week with Scott missing the PGA Championship cut with scores of 75 and 76.

Adam Scott and Steve Williams winning 2014 Masters

Adam Scott and Steve Williams winning 2014 Masters

It then forced Scott to bring Malone on the bag, and while the pair have clearly got on well here in Greensboro, it is not the path Scott wants to continue.

“I don’t have a plan for a new caddy even heading into next week,” said Scott.

“I do have a short-list of about 10 guys but then we are still in the season and it’s hard to lock-in a new caddy.”

Scott knows more than anyone the importance of a good player/caddy relationship having had Williams by his side in the pressure-cooker situation of striving to end a 77-year Masters hoodoo in the history of Australian golf.

“When you get in cinque with a good caddy they obviously do save you shots, so a good caddy is very important though it can go the other way, too,” said Scott.

“It is so difficult as you have to gel well and you really have to understand each others game, and everything has to be in cinque so you both work perfectly as one.

Adam Scott and his brother-in-law coach Brad Malone.  (Photo - Getty Images)

Adam Scott and his brother-in-law coach Brad Malone. (Photo – Getty Images)

“The good thing about having Brad on the bag this week is that he does know my game, he sees all the shots given he is there with me when I am practicing, and he understands what things I am working on and how I am feeling.

“Brad can also see what shots I am hitting that are better than others, so we both gel pretty well out there.

“It’s also interesting for him as he can see my play from inside the ropes rather than from outside, so he gets a good picture of it all.”

And Scott was asked if he would consider going down the path of newly-crowned PGA Championship winner, and fellow Queenslander, Jason Day who has his coach Col Swanton caddying for him.

“That is not really my plan but then I can see how well it works for Jason because like I said, Brad sees my playing more golf than anyone, and he understands my game very well,” said Scott.

“But we’ll see because I am open to anything to see what may work.

“So while I am on the lookout for a new caddy, Steve hinted he may caddy for me again in a couple of events later in the year including the Australian Open.

“So all I can do is go with the flow at the moment but then clearly is not what I wanted but it needs to be sorted soon as I can’t have this inconsistency in my game continue, as it’s been a bit of a year for that, unfortunately.

“But hey, that’s the way it goes and the goal is to get back on track and have a ripping year in 2016.”






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