Mike Kerr to be new caddie for Adam Scott

Australian golfer and world number three Adam Scott has announced Zimbabwean Mike Kerr as his caddie on a full time basis.

Kerr was the caddy for Scott last November when the two time major winner played at the Australian Open, finishing in fifth position as well as in December when he finished with a tied second place at the Australian PGA Championship.

Following that, Scott had offered Kerr the job on a full time basis and the Zimbabwean has gladly accepted the offer.

Scott released a statement following the appointment of Kerr which said that he is absolutely delighted that Kerr has agreed to be his caddie and he is confident that he will become a very valuable member of his team in 2015 and beyond as well.

Kerr has caddied for some of the biggest names in golf in his career, including South African Ernie Els, English golfer Lee Westwood and Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez. His most recent assignment was with Thorbjorn Olesen.

Adam Scott parted company with his caddie of three years Steve Williams with the New Zealand feeling the heat of following Scott around the world and deciding that he wanted to spend some time away from the game and with his family.

That partnership with Williams had been a real blessing for Scott as he found himself getting out of a slump in form to play some of the best golf of his career and became the first ever Australian in history to win the title at the Augusta National in 2013 before going on to be ranked at the top of the Official Golf World Rankings that same year.

Kerr will start work with Adam Scott very soon as the Australian attempts to come to terms with his new putter as anchored strokes will be banned from the Tour.