13 Mar 2014

Last full year on PGA Tour for NZ caddie

12:31 pm on 13 March 2014

He's already been told to lose the broomstick and now Adam Scott may have to ditch his caddie as well after New Zealand's Steve Williams revealed 2014 will be his last year carrying golf bags fulltime.

Williams and the controversial long putter have been Scott's two most trusted allies over the past three years, helping transform the Queenslander into a major champion and heir apparent to Tiger Woods' world No.1 ranking.

But with putters anchored to the body banned from 2016 and Williams deciding to scale back after a celebrated career caddying for Scott, Woods, Greg Norman and Raymond Floyd, the Masters champion may be without his most important accessories before too long.

Williams says three-and-a-half decades on tour was enough. He says he thinks it's his 36th year of continuous caddying, and 36 is a number that's sort of synonymous with golf.

He's just turned 50 and says it's the right time, though whether he carries on part-time quits altogether is uncertain.

Williams admits he wanted to quit altogether last year after Scott became the first Australia to ever don the famous green jacket, but a year on the New Zealander remains committed to helping Scott land a second major.

Williams says that's exactly what he and Scott have been focusing on and says the whole year has been planned around that goal.

Scott will next month try to defend his 2013 Masters title at Augusta.