News & ToursMarch 4, 2015

Adam Scott is probably going to use a short putter at the WGC-Cadillac Championship

After getting over the initial shock of actually seeing Adam Scott on a golf course -- he hasn't been in action since last November -- it was interesting to see him tinkering with a short putter during the Tuesday practice round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. The move was no doubt prompted by the USGA's forthcoming anchor ban, which goes into effect at the start of next year.

Scott, who used the short putter with a claw grip, says he'll probably put it in play this week:

"It feels good," he said. "I enjoy doing it."

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Scott first switched to the long putter at the 2011 WGC-Match Play after plummeting down to 186th on tour in Strokes Gained/putting. He's recovered since then -- he had his second-best putting year in 2014 -- so it'll be interesting to track what kind of effect the switch back will have on his game.

Year

Strokes Gained: Putting

Rank

2004

0.88

1

2005

0.016

101

2006

-0.122

133

2007

0.127

73

2008

-0.436

179

2009

-0.888

180

2010

-0.746

186

2011

-0.187

143

2012

-0.203

146

2013

0.001

103

2014

0.217

55

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