Assistant pro steps in to caddie for Scottie Scheffler at the Northern Trust

It’s always good to have someone solid on the bag.

For Scottie Scheffler, that would be his caddie Scott McGuiness, who helped Scheffler post the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history when Scheffler shot a 59 on Friday in the second round of the Northern Trust.

But on Sunday, McGuiness needed medical attention on the 9th hole and had to step away for the final stretch of Scheffler’s final round.

Eric Ledbetter, one of the assistant pros at TPC Boston, caddied for Scheffler on the back nine of Sunday’s round. It was not immediately clear as McGuiness was being taken away on a cart whether he injured his ankle or was suffering from cramps.

Ledbetter comes with rave reviews.

“He knows every blade of grass around here,” say the other pros from the club of Leadbetter.

Scheffler started his final round in second, but, like everyone else in the field, was simply no match for Dustin Johnson, who opened up a seven-shot lead through 10 holes and is seemingly on cruise control toward his 22nd Tour victory.

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