When things aren’t going right for a professional golfer, one of the first things that often happens is that the caddie is a goner.
That’s exactly what has happened with floundering Adam Scott, whose putting has put him in the midst of a slump of sorts. Scott went to the Tiger Woods Work Manual and read chapter 10: Fire Somebody.
Scott has given Mike Kerr his pink slip and paid, er, convinced his former looper — Steve Williams — to come out of retirement, at least for four important events.
Williams, who helped Scott win a Masters Green Jacket, had ridden off into the New Zealand sunset, but is living proof that you can always use an extra 50-grand. He may make that or more than that by picking up Scott’s bag for the U.S. Open, the British Open, the WGC Bridgestone and the PGA Championship in August.
It has been a lackluster, well, make that crappy, year for Scott. He’s 106th in FedEx Cup points, has garnered only one top 10 finish in 2015 and here’s the topper, if you will — he ranks a woeful 192nd in putts per round, averaging a tad over 30.
Something’s got to give and maybe Williams can rekindle some of the magic the pair has had in the past.