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Caddie Williams announces plans to scale back in 2015

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MELBOURNE, Australia – Following his victory at this year’s Masters for his first major title Adam Scott’s future seems limitless, but the Australian may have to forge ahead without Steve Williams on the bag.

Williams revealed last week that he plans to scale back his caddying schedule in 2015. Williams has caddied for 14 major champions, including 13 times with Tiger Woods and this year’s Masters, but after 35 years as a caddie the New Zealander appears ready to enjoy his golden years.

Williams, who will turn 50 next month, said he will caddie next season and then dial back his workload in ’15, perhaps working the more high-profile events like the majors and World Golf Championships to spend more time at home with his family and racing cars.

On Wednesday at Royal Melbourne, where he is preparing for this week’s Australian Masters, Scott was not sure how he would handle his caddie situation beyond 2014, but said the news that Williams may go into semi-retirement did not surprise him.

“He was honest with me a couple of years ago and said he didn’t have long in him,” Scott said. “If I play really good next year maybe I can persuade him to go one more season. He is getting along in years.”