Adam Scott and Steve Williams won't be working together in 2015.
Scott and Williams ended their partnership in a statement released on Wednesday, first reported by the Golf Channel.
“Steve has been an integral part of my team in a period where I have fulfilled some of my lifetime golfing goals,” Scott said in the statement. “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.”
Last week, Williams, 50, said he had made up his mind to not caddie full-time in 2015 in order to spend more time with his family. In the statement, Williams said, “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."
After teaming up with Williams in 2011, Scott won his first major in 2013 at Augusta National and ascended to the top of the World Rankings for 11 weeks.
Williams has been in the spotlight since his early days as a caddie. At the 1976 New Zealand Open, Williams looped for Peter Thomson in his first event. He then moved from New Zealand to Europe and caddied on the European Tour. For the next two decades he worked with Greg Norman, Ray Floyd and Ian Baker-Finch before being hired by Tiger Woods in 1999.