Adam Scott and caddie Steve Williams have split up, the pair announced Wednesday.
The news shouldn’t come as a shock, given that Williams, 50, had said earlier this year that he planned to caddie part time and spend more time in his native New Zealand starting next year.
“Our priorities and stages of life are different now, and so we decided that this is the best time to end our partnership,” Scott said in a statement.
Williams joined Scott after a long and successful run with Tiger Woods and helped the 34-year-old Aussie to four PGA Tour victories, including the 2013 Masters. Scott also reached No. 1 in the world for the first time earlier this year.
“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,” Williams said. “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.”
Scott has yet to name a replacement, according to a PGATour.com report.