By Evin Priest
ADAM Scott has finalised his caddie setup for the 2016 season, with the 2013 Masters Tournament champion declaring it will be a mix between England’s David Clark and veteran Steve Williams.
Speaking at a press conference after shooting a superb 64 at Huntingdale, Scott said he would use two bagmen as he chases an elusive second Major title.
“David Clark .. will be doing the bulk of the work next year and Steve will be doing about nine or 10 events,” he said.
“I used (Clark) last year when we finished second (at the Australian Masters at Metropolitan Golf Club).”
The 35-year-old fired a blistering 7-under during the first round of the Australian Masters to post an early three-shot clubhouse lead over Peter Wilson.
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He played with US Amateur winner Bryson DeChambeau – who clawed back after a shaky start to post a solid, 2-under par 69, as well as Cameron Smith, who battled for an even par 71.
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Scott will undoubtedly use part-time caddie Williams for the Majors, after the Kiwi former caddie of Tiger Woods and Scott linked up to secure Scott’s maiden Major at Augusta in 2013. Having said recently he was going to increase his playing schedule, Scott is also likely to engage Williams’ services for WGC events.
Williams returned to Scott’s bag in 2015 with good results – a T4 at the US Open and T10 at the Open Championship at St Andrews, as well as a creditable T38 at The Masters.