Scott goes back to caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott has split with his new caddie and is going back to his old one – Steve Williams – for now.

Scott says he persuaded Williams to join him for the US Open, British Open, Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.

Scott tied for fourth at Doral and has been struggling since. He has missed two cuts and has not finished better than a tie for 24th. That was at the Colonial, and he then fired caddie Mike Kerr.

Scott says he had to talk Williams out of retirement for the next three months. They last worked together at the Tour Championship last year.

“Steve was adamant that he was not going to caddy in 2015 so he took some convincing but I am very happy he’s agreed to help out,” Scott said in a release.

“We’ve had great success together so I’m looking forward to being on the links with Steve again.”

The pair last worked together at the Fed-Ex Cup play-offs eight months ago, ending a four-year partnership that had lifted Scott to No.1 in the world rankings.

They mutually parted ways when Williams decided he needed time to pursue other pursuits.

Scott has slipped to No.12 in the rankings, struggling with his putting while recording just two top-10 finishes this season. He was 38th at the Masters.

Scott has previously said he derives some confidence from presence of Williams, who had success as caddie for golf great Tiger Woods from 1999 to 2011.

Williams has been on the bag for 14 majors – 13 of them with Tiger Woods and the 2013 Masters with Scott.

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