After a six-year relationship, Adam Scott and caddie Steve Williams are heading separate ways.
The Aussie is looking for a full-time caddie, and the semi-retired Williams doesn’t want that kind of steady gig at this stage of his life. Following a couple of seasons of using two caddies, Scott decided to end the experiment with the Kiwi who once caddied for Tiger Woods.
“I’m not going to caddie for Adam next year,” Williams told the New Zealand Herald. “He’ll return to having a full-time caddie. 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.”
The pair originally got together at the 2011 U.S. Open when Williams, who was working for Woods at the time, didn’t have a bag when the 14-time major winner pulled out at Congressional with an injury. Woods gave the go-ahead. Soon after, Woods fired Williams, and Williams immediately began working for Scott on a full-time basis. When Scott won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August 2011, Williams basically had a winner’s press conference of his own in a bizarre moment.
The pair went on to win the 2013 Masters together after Scott failed to win the 2012 British Open Championship, surrendering a four-stroke lead with four holes to play.
This week, Williams is caddying for Danielle Kang in his home country in the New Zealand Women’s Open. Scott and Williams will have a swan song at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China. There, Williams will put out some feelers to see about potential opportunities in 2018 and decide if he wants to pursue any leads.
“I’ll just take it as it comes, I’ll talk to a couple of players in Asia when I’m up there, I’ve had a couple of guys who are interested but it just depends on which tournaments,” he said. “[I’m] probably interested to do another season next year, it’s going to be my 40th year next year, so it’s sort of a personal milestone. I’d be pretty happy to probably do next year and then sign off, that’d be it for me.”