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Adam Scott chooses new caddie for 2015 season
Adam Scott has finally made a decision on who will be caddying for him heading into the 2015 season.
Zimbabwean Mike Kerr will be on the PING golfer’s bag full-time in a move which has both surprised and intrigued many within golf.
Adam Scott was forced to part ways with his previous caddie Steve Williams after he announced he wanted a reduced schedule and no longer felt he could commit to a full-time caddying role.
Williams was a driving force behind Scott and helped the Australian to become the first Aussie to lift the Masters title as well as helping him reach the World No.1 spot. It was with a heavy heart that Scott accepted Williams’ decision to step down.
Since then, Scott has dabbled with a variety of possible caddies, none of which seemed to fit into his way of playing, until finally plumping for Kerr, a man whom he used during the Australian Open in November and the Australian PGA Championship in December.
“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,” said Scott in a statement.
Kerr has previously worked with other big hitters of the game, including Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Miguel Angel Jimenez, and most recently Thorbjorn Olesen.
Scott’s single ambition this season will be to reclaim his place as World No.1, of which is currently being enjoyed by Nike’s Rory McIlroy. However, the World No.3 is looking sharp and having Kerr in his corner could be the match that reignites a flame which, for a while at least, burned bright in 2014.