Jason Day splits with caddie Steve Williams after MC

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Jason Day has parted ways with caddie Steve Williams after his missed cut at The Northern Trust in New Jersey, citing 'a disconnect'

According to a report from the AAP, Jason Day and Steve Williams have ended their partnership after just six events together, citing a disconnect in their approach.

“Parting with Steve was a mutual decision and not an easy one to make,” Day told AAP. “He is the ultimate pro; it was a real learning experience being exposed to a caddie who has achieved what Steve has. He has worked with the best."

Day initially hired Williams—infamous for his partnership with Tiger Woods - at the U.S. Open, where the pair enjoyed brief success with a T21 at Pebble Beach before their only top 10 (T8) at the Travelers Championship. 

Since then, Day missed the cut at The Open, finished T66 at the 3M Open, T40 at the wGC FedEx St Jude Invitational, and missed his latest cut at Liberty National - which saw him drop to 50th in the FedEx Cup standings.

It prompted the split, which Day explained was due to a difference in the way they approach the game. 

"But it was a disconnect of old school and new school," Day said.

"Steve has become a friend and I have a lot of respect for him. I thank Steve for everything he taught me."

According to the report, Day will have friend and fellow pro David Lutterus on the bag at next week's BMW.