Adam Scott replaces Steve Williams with caddie Mike Kerr
The Adam Scott-Steve Williams era is officially over, as the 2013 Masters champion has tapped Mike Kerr to be the permanent replacement for his erstwhile caddie.
“I’m delighted that Mike has accepted my offer and I am confident that he will be a valuable member of my team for 2015 and beyond,” Scott said in a statement on Monday announcing the new hire.
Scott tried out a couple of bagmen after a September separation from Williams, who was Tiger Woods’ long-time looper before their breakup in 2011. Kerr previously caddied for Scott at both the Australian PGA and Australian Open earlier this month and helped his new employer to fifth-place and T2 finishes, respectively.
Scott had an 11-week stint as the world’s top-ranked golfer and finished the 2014 season as No. 3. Kerr, from Zimbabwe, has worked for several PGA and European Tour players, including Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, and Miguel Angel Jimenez.