Adam Scott arrives in Shanghai for the WGC Champions without caddy Steve Williams.
The WGC HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai, China brings with it some of the best golfers in the game. But it also comes with an interesting launch event that usually features the best golfers posing for a series of awkward looking photos.
This year’s launch featured Adam Scott posing in some sort of traditional Chinese garb holding lanterns along side Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer and Rickie Fowler.
Scott played in the Japan Open two weeks ago and will be his second tournament without regular caddie Steve Williams. The Scott and Williams partnership came to an end following Williams announcing his retirement a few months ago.
But there has been no shortage of offers from candidates wanting to take over Scott’s bag duties with the former Masters champion saying he’s received over 100 applications for the job.
“There were some shockers, like random ones — some guy in Florida who lives at home and looks after his mum,” Scott said. “I guess he figured it would be a good job.”
Scott will use one of his best mates as a caddy for the WGC HSBC Champions where his best result was an eighth place finish in 2012.
Four other Australians will join Scott in the 80-man field; Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Marc Leishman and the relatively unheralded Brody Ninyette. Ninyette qualified for the event courtesy of a top four finish on the Australasian Tour’s Order of Merit in 2013