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Adam Scott splits from long term caddie
May 19, 2011

Adam Scott has split with veteran caddie Tony Navarro for this week’s Colonial Invitational, ending a partnership that began in 2004.

Scott will instead have Michael Doran on his bag for Thursday’s opening round at Colonial Country Club, Doran having severed ties with Colombian Camilo Villegas after last week’s Players Championship.

“It’s very difficult,” seven-times PGA Tour champion Scott told reporters at Colonial on Wednesday. “I have had a great relationship with Tony. He has been my man, so it’s not easy.

“We had a great run together. The cliche—all good things come to an end.”

Scott began working with Navarro after parting company with respected British caddie Alastair McLean following the 2004 Masters and together they won five PGA Tour titles.

Navarro had previously caddied for Australian former world number one Greg Norman, Scott’s childhood inspiration.

With Doran on his bag this week, Scott will be bidding to become the first player to complete a career sweep of victories in the four PGA Tour events held in Texas.

The 30-year-old has already won the Houston Open (2007), the Byron Nelson Championship (2008) and the Texas Open (2010).

“I have had a good run here (in Texas) the last few years,” Scott said. “I feel good coming here. Texans are somewhat like Australians, they are pretty fun people. I have fun when I come here.

“I’ve enjoyed this run and it’s good go to be back this week. It certainly would be nice to get in with a chance to win and get the Texas swing.”

The world number 19 has produced a varied bag of form this season, including a tie for second at last month’s Masters and a missed cut at the Players Championship, but he was in confident mood for the Colonial.

“My game is in good shape although I was a bit thrown off by my performance last week,” Scott said. “Everything felt good but each round I hit a couple of blue shots that cost me bogeys or doubles and that certainly hurts momentum.

“It just came from a bit of an alignment issue. I got aiming left and didn’t know about it.”

Scott spent last weekend working on his swing with coach Butch Harmon and they both felt rewarded by their efforts.

“He is really happy with where my swing is at, and I am very happy where how it feels,” Scott said.

“It was a case of aiming left and making some funny moves to try to counteract aiming left.”

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