Williams a valuable addition for Scott


NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Adam Scott has played his way into the lead at the AT&T National which will certainly increase the scrutiny on his temporary arrangement with caddie Steve Williams.

Williams, Tiger Woods’ longtime caddie, looped for Scott at the U.S. Open, where the duo missed the cut, and is on the bag this week at Aronimink.

“He’s getting the hang of it,” Scott smiled following his opening-round 66 that tied him with Hunter Haas for the Day 1 lead. “He might have a future.”

Although it’s just a temporary gig, Williams has said he will return to Woods’ bag when the former world No. 1 recovers from his knee and Achilles’ injuries, Scott is making the most of the arrangement.

“I’ve learned some things from Steve. He obviously knows how to manage his way around a golf course,” Scott said. “He manages his way around the course like a really good golfer would.”

Whether Williams will be on Scott’s bag at the British Open in two weeks depends on if Woods is healthy enough to play Royal St. George’s. “If he’s not hopefully he can come over to the British (with me),” Scott said.