Scott wants Williams to remain on bag

His long putter might be on the way out, but former Masters champion Adam Scott is desperate to ensure his caddie Steve Williams doesn’t follow suit.

The Queensland star is hoping he can convince Williams into continuing their current stint together beyond this week’s US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Adam Scott and Steve Williams Adam Scott and Steve Williams (Credit: www.golffile.ie)

Scott finished tied for 39th behind Martin Kaymer in 2010 when the last major was played at this testing major venue and he is confident he can improve on that this week, with Williams carrying his bag.

After a brief stint of about 10 events with Mike Kerr, Scott welcomed the semi-retired Williams back to caddy for him and signalled they “clicked” when he finished tied for fourth at the US Open in June and equal 10th at the British Open at St Andrews.

“Nothing is really confirmed,” said Scott.

“We’ve kind of just left it at next week and we are going to work on what events Steve can do after that.”

“Obviously he had some commitments already before coming back out that he’s had to move and he wants to honour them as well.”

“So [our] plans are still pretty much up in the air.”

Of course few Aussie golf fans would forget Scott and Williams combined so perfectly to win the 2013 US Masters.

Yet Williams went into semi-retirement late last year.

While Scott’s form tapered off a little after that, he is showing definite signs of again being a major contender if the big Kiwi caddie sticks around.

“I’m hoping Steve will caddie for as many weeks as possible for the rest of this year and beyond but certainly it’s not going to be a full-time gig for him,” Scott said.

“He’s the first to say that – and that’s fine.”

Scott will be just hoping Williams lasts longer than his present long putter, which will be banned from January 1, forcing him to use a shortened version that cannot be anchored to any part of the body.