Scottie Scheffler’s Caddy wins the Hot Streak

  • Scottie Scheffler has won four of the last six events he has played in, including taking his first major at the Masters on Sunday.
  • Just before his hot streak began, Scheffler lured caddy Ted Scott out of retirement to carry his bag.
  • Scott should be happy with his decision and potentially have earned close to $ 1 million over the last few months.

The winner of four of his most recent six events, 25-year-old Scottie Scheffler, is riding on one of the hottest streaks the golf world has seen since Tiger Woods was in his prime.

Two weeks ago, Scheffler rose to No. 1 in the world after his victory at Dell Match Play. He followed this up with a victory at the Masters on Sunday, where he put on his first green jacket and secured the first major.

Heading into 2022, Scheffler had been a talented young player who had yet to secure a PGA Tour victory despite a series of top-10 finishes. So in February, Scheffler finally scored his first win at the Phoenix Open, and he has been on the absolute hot side.

By his side throughout the hot streak has been veteran caddy Ted Scott. Before pairing with Scheffler, Scott had been in the loop for Bubba Watson for 15 years. Watson and Scott went amicably apart in September 2021, and Scott was ready to withdraw from caddiing in favor of coaching and instruction until he got the call from Scheffler.

According to Scott, he did not make the decision to return to the Tour alone.

“I got my kids to ask for it,” Scott said after the Masters. “It took a week and they said, Dad, we think you should do it. I said, well, we’ll ask for it for another week. They said we definitely think you should do it.

“And that was the deciding factor. I did not choose it.”

Scottie Scheffler and caddy Ted Scott celebrate a chip-in birdie at Augusta National.

Scottie Scheffler and caddy Ted Scott celebrate a chip-in birdie at Augusta National.

AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty

Scheffler and Scott made their debut together at the RSM Classic in November 2021, finishing T57. But now Scheffler is the top-ranked golfer in the world, and Scott has cashed in on some of the biggest checks of his career.

As former PGA Tour caddy Michael Collins revealed on his ESPN + show, “America’s Caddy,” the PGA Tour caddy has all their own agreements with their respective golfers. However, there are some general rules that apply across the board.

“Every caddy gets a weekly paycheck no matter where his player ends up,” Collins said in an animated video for his show. “If the player misses the cut, the caddy still has to get a payslip because the caddy pays for all his own expenses – plane ticket, hotel, car, food, everything.”

“If the guy manages the cut, the standard is 10-7-5 – 10% for a win, 7% for a top 10, 5% for everything else,” Collins said.

By applying the 10-7-5 standard that Collins has established on Scheffler and Scott’s races since November, it is possible that Scott has earned more than $ 900,000 in the last six months since taking over Scheffler’s bag, where Scheffler won almost 8.5 million. $ from his four wins alone.

Although Scheffler and Scott’s agreement differs from the formula presented by Collins, it is safe to say that with Scheffler, who has cashed in more than $ 9 million since the beginning of their relationship, Scott is doing pretty well.

Watson was happy for his former partner after Scheffler and Scott won the Masters on Sunday.

“I do not regret, nor do I think he does,” Watson said after his round. “[Scott] have made more money now without me. “

Watson and Scott won the Masters together twice, in 2012 and 2014, with Watson winning $ 1.44 million and $ 1.62 million for his respective green jacket victories.

Since then, the top prize has grown significantly: The $ 2.7 million payday that Scheffler earned on Sunday almost matches Watson’s two wins combined.

After the victory, Scheffler expressed his gratitude and admiration for his new caddy.

“I can not speak highly enough of Ted as a person and as a caddy,” Scheffler said. “I respect him so much, just as a person. He’s such a fun guy to be with. He’s a believing man and I love him. I can not say enough about him. You know, the qualities you are looking for after in a person, Ted embodies pretty much all of them. He’s humble. He’s hardworking. He’s honest. He’s a good time to be near. “

As for Scott, it looks like his retirement will have to wait a while longer as Scheffler is set to return to Augusta National in 2023 as the reigning champion.

“I think I’ll have to keep working,” Scott said.

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