AUGUSTA, Ga. – When Adam Scott finished tied for fourth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship some figured the Australian’s transition to a non-anchored putter was complete.
When he missed the cut at the Valspar Championship and tied for 35th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational others opined the experiment was over.
On Tuesday at Augusta National, where the 2013 champion will revert to an anchored putter, Scott made it clear his putter status is very much a fluid situation when asked if he would continue using the attached version after this week?
“Most likely,” he said. “You know, it doesn't mean I won't work on other things or continue to develop some alternative method of putting, because obviously there is a change being made at the end of the year.”
The USGA and Royal & Ancient have banned anchoring beginning next January.
Scott said his decision to switch back to the long putter was more about comfort and the importance of the event than it was a concern with the way he played his last two events.
“I just switched up for three weeks, and so to go back was a piece of cake. Really two days practice with it and I felt like I was at the levels I was at last year, which are very high,” Scott said.
“I'm coming to a major. I’m not here to throw the balls up in the air and see where they fall. I want to make sure I give myself the best chance to perform at the highest level I need to win.”