Adam Scott opts for local caddie at US Open

Adam Scott is swinging the changes ahead of the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills.

Adam Scott has parted ways with his caddie of the past 18 months and will go with a local caddy to carry the bag around Shinnecock Hills for this week’s US Open.

Just a week after Scott earned himself a spot in the US Open after scraping through qualifying last week, he has parted ways with long time caddie and coach David Clark.

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Scott will be coached by close friend and brother-in-law Brad Malone and will have Shinnecock Hills local Lenny Bummolo on the bag this week. It won’t be the first time Bummolo has caddied for Scott.

Bummolo knows Shinnecock Hills as well as anyone and has caddied for Scott around the classic, links-style layout on a number of occasions before including on the day Scott broke the course record at the time in 2013 with a 7-under par 63.

Scott told Cailin Riley at 27East that the appointment is a bit like having a secret weapon in the bag.

“We had a good day that day,” Scott said on Monday as he came off the ninth green after playing a full 18 holes of practice, which started at 7:20 in the morning on the 10th hole. “He’s been in my group a few times in the past five or six years now, and my plan was to work with him this week anyway to pick his brain about the golf course, especially the greens, and get as much knowledge as I can, and it just worked out that I needed him to caddy the whole week.

“It’s ideal,” Scott continued. “I think I’ve got a bit of a secret weapon on the bag.”

Adam Scott will play in his 68th consecutive major at the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills. A streak only bettered by Sergio Garcia who will tee up in his 76th consecutive major golf championship.

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