Scott hires Kerr to replace Williams

Adam Scott will have a new full-time caddie, Mike Kerr of Zimbabwe, to replace retired Steve Williams when he makes his 2015 PGA Tour debut.

The Aussie, who is No. 3 in the World Golf Rankings, has not released his schedule, but he could play next on the West Coast Swing in the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, where he won in 2005 and has played seven times during his career.

“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,” Scott, 34, said in a statement after Kerr carried his bag in the Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship earlier this month.

Kerr, who has previously worked for Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Miguel Angel Jimenez, grew up in South Africa and competed as an amateur against players such as Tim Clark and Rory Sabattini.

Most recently, he worked for Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark.

Scott, who was No. 1 in the rankings for 11 weeks during last season, tried out two other caddies at late in the year after Williams said in September that he did not want to continue full-time as a caddie.

Williams, who was with Tiger Woods from 1999-2011 and for 13 of his 14 major titles, worked with Scott for more than three years, including Scott’s first major victory in the 2013 Masters.


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