June 13 2011
BETHESDA, Md. -- The caddy carousel is shaping up to be nearly as interesting as the way the players perform this week at the U.S. Open.
The big news, of course, is the temporary partnership of Adam Scott and Tiger Woods' caddy, Steve Williams. Scott split with his long-time caddy, Tony Navarro, in May. Navarro, who once caddied for Greg Norman, is now working for Angel Cabrera.
This week at Congressional will also be the first week that Christian Donald has worked for world No. 3 Martin Kaymer. Interestingly, Kaymer will play the first two rounds with world No. 1 Luke Donald, Christian's brother and former boss, and Lee Westwood, who ranks No. 2.
Christian Donald worked for his brother for eight years before taking over Paul Casey's bag about 18 months ago. Kaymer's former caddy, Craig Connolly, is now working for Francesco Molinari.
"I know that (Christian is) a very nice guy, a great personality," Kaymer said. "We get along very well. We will try out a few weeks and then see how it goes. But I think it's important that the personalities, that they fit.
"But obviously this is our first week, so it would be a little bit difficult to get used to each other straight away. But now we have three days. Today we will spend a lot of time together, talking, about distances, about how I approach a golf course, a little more aggressive or defensive. He just has to know me. And then I think, we just see how it goes."