They’re still friends, Bubba Watson insists, but on Thursday night the booming lefty announced he and long-time caddie Ted Scott were parting ways.
Watson called it an “incredible 15 years together” in a social media post. Watson joined the PGA Tour in 2006 and has 12 victories, including the 2012 and 2014 Masters. Scott was on the bag for all of them.
It was the second big player/caddie split of the day, as a Golf Channel report earlier Thursday said Jim “Bones” Mackay accepted a full-time gig to work for Justin Thomas.
As for the Watson/Scott split, Bubba wrote that it only came about after some “deep talks” not only about golf but life.
Watson said, “Teddy deserves more credit than anyone can imagine for our success on the golf course” and called it a “blessing and privilege” to have him there all these years.
Watson has been known for swinging a pink Ping driver, but golf fans also know he and Scott share an affinity for footwear, be it Watson’s shoes or Scott’s socks. No word yet on who Watson plans to replace him with or what Scott intends to do next.
Bubba Watson wears his G/FORE men’s checkered disruptor golf shoes while his caddie wears Anthony Davis socks during the final round of the 2021 Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana. Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports