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Scottie Scheffler’s caddie Ted Scott wins fourth time

Scottie Scheffler’s caddie Ted Scott wins fourth time

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Scottie Scheffler turned to Ted Scott after his tee shot missed No. 13 fairway.

“Should we go for it?” Scottie asked.

“Absolutely,” Ted told his boss. “Do what we do.”

Scheffler roped a long iron onto the green and two-putted for birdie. A three-shot cushion. A second jacket in three years.

Scott, with the No. 18 flag stick attached to his left shoulder, elevated himself into Augusta lore on Sunday, becoming the fifth caddie to earn four-plus jackets.

The serene looper from Lafayette pulled even with Nathaniel “Iron Man” Avery (four with Arnold Palmer) and Stevie Williams (three with Tiger Woods, one with Adam Scott).

Only Willie Peterson (five with Jack Nicklaus) and Pappy Stokes (five with four players) have more.

“I’m pinching myself. I don’t know how I get to do this,” said Scott, who triumphed twice with Bubba Watson before Scheffler.

Speaking outside the scorer’s building, Scott praised his player, saying, “He overcame my bad caddying. On the first four holes, I couldn’t get him on the green.”

When Scheffler hit the fifth green in regulation, Jonathan Jakovac — Collin Morikawa’s caddie — turned to Ted and said, “Good job, man. You finally got him on the green.”

“Thanks, man,” Scott replied.

Seven days ago, Ted Scott and Scheffler landed in Georgia to begin preparation for the 88th Masters Tournament. While standing on the practice putting green, Scheffler said he was accidentally given Xander Schauffele’s yardage book upon arrival.

Schauffele, Scheffler. Scheffler, Schauffele. Mistakes happen.

“They gave me Xander’s book,” said Scottie, before sarcastically poking at the mishap. “What else do I have to do around here?”

Scheffler’s mom broke into a laugh, and then turned to Scottie and Ted.

“I guess you have to win again,” Diane Scheffler said.

Mission accomplished, mom.


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