Adam Scott has worked with Steve Williams as a part-time caddie for several years now, since Williams shared in 2014 that he would be walking away from looping. However, Scott and Williams came to an agreement that the Aussie would use the Kiwi in big events, including the major championships and World Golf Championships series.
That's not going to be the case for the next two weeks, as Scott has benched Williams for the 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte.
Instead, Scott will work with another part-time caddie of his, David Clark, for those two tournaments in an effort to shake things up and bust out of a season-long rut.
"Clarkey is caddying next week. He hasn't caddied for me for 15 weeks so he needed to come out here," Scott told the Australian Associated Press (AAP). "He's only caddied five times for me this year. It's very difficult; you have to balance two caddies."
This is the first time since the 2015 Masters, during which Williams was still retired, that Scott and Williams will not work together at a major. It's only the second time since the 2011 US Open, when the pair began working together, that Williams will not carry Scott's bag in a major.
Scott also shared he's skipping the first two FedEx Cup playoff events to be with his wife, Marie, as the couple is expecting their second child. Sitting 70th in FedEx Cup points heading into the final WGC of the season, Scott knows he needs to rack up two great finishes to avoid effectively ending his season at Quail Hollow.
"These are two big weeks; a WGC event and a major. It would go a long way toward feeling good about the year," he said. "There has been a lot of average golf. It's frustrating because I haven't been able to put it all together."