Masters champ's caddie tries to qualify for Zurich Classic

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Ted Scott caddies for two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson. On Monday, he attempted to qualify for the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 9:35 a.m.

There are caddies on the PGA Tour who have plenty of game.

Add Masters Champion Bubba Watson's caddie Ted Scott to that list. With his boss sitting out most likely until the Players Championship beginning May 8, Scott attempted to qualify for this week's Zurich Classic in New Orleans on Monday.

GolfChannel.com's Ryan Lavner reports: "Scott shot 1-under 71 at LaTour Golf Club, falling four shots shy of earning a spot. He mixed four birdies with three bogeys during the qualifier."

After the qualifier, Scott sent out this tweet:

 

 

And in case you were wondering how Scott stacks up against Watson -- who won the Zurich Classic in 2011 -- he revealed it in this tweet:

 

 

In 2011, Brian Gay's caddie, Kip Henley, played in the PGA Tour's St. Jude Classic. Henley, a former contestant on the Golf Channel's Big Break, qualified for the event by virtue of winning the Tennessee PGA Section championship. With rounds of 82-78, Henley missed the cut by a wide margin.

The always funny and self-deprecating Henley left a letter in the locker room for the Tour players after missing the cut. It read:

Dear PGA Tour Players,

I Kip Henley vow to never step into your arena as a participant again.

Regrettably,
Kip Henley

But back to Scott -- kudos for giving it a try. Nice playing, too.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.