In an effort to rediscover her most potent form, women’s world No1 Yani Tseng has parted ways with Melbourne native Jason Hamilton, her caddie of two years.
The 23-year-old, a three-time winner on the LPGA Tour this year, last broke par in a competitive round nearly six weeks ago, at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey.
Hamilton, with whom the Taiwanese collected 16 of her 26 professional victories, learned of his dismissal during a telephone conversation with Tseng on Tuesday.
The decision, he explained to Golfweek’s Beth Ann Baldry, didn’t come as a shock.
“I wasn’t surprised at all. Things have been weird for four or five weeks.”
Hamilton will return to the PGA Tour in the employ of New Zealand’s Danny Lee, for whom he has caddied in the past, while Tseng, yet to settle upon his replacement, is scheduled to begin her preparation for the Evian Masters.