Scott follows lead of Day by using coach as caddie

Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:06pm EDT
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By Andrew Both

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Adam Scott has taken a leaf out of fellow Australian Jason Day's book by coaxing his instructor into doing double duty as a caddie.

Day, who became the 11th Australian major champion when he won the PGA Championship on Sunday, has used Colin Swatton as both a coach and caddie for his entire professional career.

And now Scott has instructor Brad Malone on his bag at the Wyndham Championship, although at this stage it is only a one-week arrangement.

But the 2013 Masters champion does not rule out using Malone more frequently – if that is what Malone wants.

"It has worked well for Jason and Colin and because Brad only coaches me, he could be quite helpful out there," Scott told Reuters at Sedgefield Country Club, where he posted a four-under 136 halfway total on Friday.

"I really thoroughly enjoyed it, just from having some fun, but it was good because we speak the same language all the time because he watches all my practice (sessions).

"He understands my feelings of shots and things like that. It was a good eye opener to have him out there."

Malone is filling in because Steve Williams, who came out of semi-retirement to work for Scott at the last three majors, has returned home to New Zealand for a breather.   Continued...

Aug 14, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Adam Scott chips onto the 6th green during the second round of the 2015 PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports