3 Apr 2017

Return of caddy Williams has Scott buoyant ahead of Master

11:37 am on 3 April 2017

Reunited with the New Zealand caddie Steve Williams who helped him win the 2013 Masters, Australian Adam Scott feels confident he can don a second green jacket with Williams on the bag at Augusta National.

Williams, who also caddied for Tiger Woods during 13 of his 14 major championship victories, linked up with world No.7 Scott for the first time this year at last week's Shell Houston Open.

Scott missed the cut before the duo headed to Augusta, Georgia to begin preparation for the Masters starting on Friday.

Semi-retired Williams now works part-time for Scott, and will caddie at the eight events for Scott this season.

Australian golfer Adam Scott with New Zealand caddy Steve Williams win 2013 Masters.

Australian golfer Adam Scott with New Zealand caddy Steve Williams win 2013 Masters. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

"These (majors) are the important tournaments and I still feel it's an advantage to have Steve caddie for me. He's very alert and watches what I'm comfortable with and what I'm not," Scott told AAP.

Scott carded a second-round of five-over-par 77 to miss the weekend at Houston, but the silver lining was sneaking in an extra day's preparation at Augusta.

After their first week together since December, Scott feels he's starting to get in sync with 53-year-old Williams.

Steve Williams

Steve Williams Photo: Supplied

"We're pretty much in the groove looking forward very much to this week," said Scott.

"I wasn't firing on all cylinders in Houston but it was more about getting Steve up to speed with where my game's at, he hasn't seen it since December," said Scott.

From five US PGA Tour events this season, Scott has finished outside the top 15 just once, at the World Golf Championships in Mexico in early March, where a head cold blighted his preparation.

But Scott said a solid ball-striking display during his pre-Masters practice round had him confident of bagging a second career major.

"I played nicely today and the game was looking more like what Steve's used to seeing," said Scott.