Scottie Scheffler’s caddie is Ted Scott. Scott had previously caddied for Bubba Watson for 15 years, but that partnership ended in September 2021.
Scheffler knew Scott from attending bible study together and from when he had partnered Watson in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Scheffler explained of Scott that “I just think the world of him as a person so that was why I was attracted to him just being a potential good partner for me out on the course.”
Scott, who also teaches golf online, had intended to focus more on his teaching after giving up Watson’s bag, having spent 21 years caddying – before Watson he had worked for Paul Azinger and Grant Waite. But Scheffler asked him to be his caddie, telling him “I really want to work with a Christian. That’s how I try to live my life.”
Of the decision of whether to become Scheffler’s caddy, Scott explains that he “asked my family to pray upon it for a week. They came back and said to go caddie for Scottie.”
“Bubba and I are still very good friends,” says Scott. “We just had some different ideas in our life of where we are and where we wanted to go.”
Watson paid his friend eloquent tribute on Instagram when Scott left his bag. “After 15 incredible years together, Teddy and I have decided to end our on-course partnership. We recently came to the decision after some deep talks, not only about golf but life. When we met I don’t think we ever imagined how much we would experience together. Teddy deserves more credit than anyone can imagine for our success on the golf course, but I am just as grateful for his friendship and the way he has helped me grow as a person.”
After Scheffler's win at the 2022 US Masters, veteran looper, Scott, has now enjoyed three victories at Augusta, having caddied for Watson at both the 2012 and 2014 tournaments.
Scheffler's stellar form over the last couple of years has also seen the American surge to the top of the world rankings.
Contributing Writer Golf courses and travel are Roderick’s particular interests and he was contributing editor for the first few years of the Golf Monthly Travel Supplement. He writes travel articles and general features for the magazine, travel supplement and website. He also compiles the magazine's crossword. He is a member of Trevose Golf & Country Club and has played golf in around two dozen countries. Cricket is his other main sporting love. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder.
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