Adam Scott has confirmed two key changes in his camp leading up to this years U.S Open, both his recent coach and long term caddy (David Clark) have been replaced.
Scott opting to return to working under the guidance of his brother-in-law Brad Malone, someone who is very close to Scott and has previously been in a coach/player type relationship with the Aussie before. When asked when the two began working together again Scott answered ”It’s a recent thing – very recent,” when probed further “As recent as Sunday?” by the Golf Channel team he responded lightly ”As far as everybody is to know, yes, We’ve been communicating a little bit the last few weeks. I feel like it’s a positive thing for my game.”
As for his chosen loop for the week? A Shinnecock Hills local in Lenny Bummolo who has in the past caddied for Scott a number o times in social rounds including his course record at the time 63. Scott and previous caddy Clark split after a successful qualifier and when asked about the decision simply said ”There’s never good timing for these kinds of things,” ”The player-caddie relationship is an interesting one. I’ve had a few over the years. It’s an intense work environment. It’s a love-and-hate thing. It becomes a revolving door out there. Sometimes, I have to make selfish decisions.” Scott remains positive though and has suggested the wealth of local knowledge Bummolo possesses could be critical to his U.S Open Campaign even admitting Bummolo is more likely to be right when the two disagree.
One final wildcard for Adam Scott this week? He was seen putting with the short putter in a 9 hole practice round but has said ”I’ll putt with the long putter, I’m pretty sure,” All very interesting and should lead to an interesting narrative for the Aussie come Thursday.
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