Scott and Williams part ways

Adam Scott has parted with his caddie Steve Williams after the pair revealed they each had different priorities.

Williams helped Scott reach the world number one ranking and claim Australia’s first green jacket at the Masters in 2013.

The New Zealander was hoping to remain on the bag for Scott in a part time capacity, but Scott did not agree with the idea.

“Steve has been an integral part of my team in a period where I have fulfilled some of my lifetime golfing goals,” the world number two told

“His dedication and professionalism have been without question, and his friendship is highly valued. Our priorities and stages of life are different now, and so we decided that this is the best time to end our partnership.”

Meanwhile Williams, who has carried the bag for Tiger Woods and two-time Major winner Greg Norman in an star-studded career, is looking at spending more time with his wife and son at home in Wellington.

“My initial plan for the future was to reduce the amount of tournaments I caddied in,” revealed the 50-year-old.

“After discussing this in detail with Adam it became evident that my plan was not going to fit with Adam’s requirements and so we decided to end our partnership.

“Having caddied for the first Australian to win the Masters is a career highlight and a memory I will cherish forever. If the right opportunity arose I would consider caddying on a part-time basis in the future.”