Adam Scott hails Williams' return

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• Adam Scott hails the return of Steve Williams as caddie
• "He's been a huge factor in the way I've played," said the Aussie
• Cards a five-under-par 67 on Friday to sit well in contention


Adam Scott has revealed it was the ‘right call’ to bring back Steve Williams onto his bag on a part-time basis to bring back some much-needed confidence into his game.

The 35-year-old parted ways with Williams in September 2014 after a fruitful partnership of more than three years, which saw the Aussie claim his maiden major title at the 2013 Masters.

But after just one top 20 finish – a fourth-placed finish at the WGC-Cadillac Championship – in eight tournaments in 2015, Scott picked up the phone and gave Williams a call, with the caddie joining him at the US Open last month before agreeing to accompany him at this week’s Open.
"He’s been a huge factor in the way I’ve played the last few years" - Adam Scott

“It was the right call for me to make to instil a bit of confidence in my game and get back in that flow,” said Adam Scott, who shot a five-under-par 67 on Friday to rocket up the leaderboard. “He’s been a huge factor in the way I’ve played the last few years and I have to absolutely give him a lot of credit for that.

“He, along with my coach, have helped take my game up to the levels it’s been for the last few years and it’s taken a lot of hard work from all of us.”

Scott revealed that he had to ‘butter’ Williams up a bit to get him back onboard, while admitting there would’ve been some doubt as to his appearance at the Open had it not been at St Andrews – scene of two of Tiger Woods’ three major titles on British shores.


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“One of the things I’ve learned from guys like Steve and others was if you don’t ask, you’ll never get,” said Adam Scott. “I thought I’d take a shot and give him a call even though he was adamant he wasn’t coming out. It was lucky that the Open was at St Andrews! Then I had to go and practice really hard so I’d play as good as he’d expect.”

And the practice certainly seems to have paid off so far anyway, as the Aussie followed up a two-under-par 70 in the tougher conditions on Thursday afternoon with a bogey-free 67 on Friday.

“Any time you go bogey-free at a major is a good round,” said Adam Scott. “In the conditions it was really good. I never really seemed to get too far out of position so didn’t have to scramble too hard. I made a few good putts and I’m very happy I put together a 67.”

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