Scott sticking with anchored stroke until it's banned

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Last week at The Players Adam Scott said he hadn’t spent much time thinking about his putting, a hot topic after the Australian showed up at his 2015 PGA Tour debut with a non-anchored putter.

But that experiment only lasted three starts, and he switched back to his broom-handled putter at the Masters. The results, however, haven’t been much better with the longer version.

“Last week I putted nicely and then putted horribly on Sunday,” said Scott, who needed 35 putts during the final day at TPC Sawgrass, including five three-putts. “It’s kind of where things have been.”


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Scott, who has slipped from first in the World Golf Ranking at this time last year to 11th, said he felt like the long putter gave him his best chance at success. He will stay with the broom-handle putter until he is forced to make the transition at the end of this year because of the impending ban on anchoring.

“I’ll have time again at the end of the year to make a change and probably have a little more or a better understanding of exactly what I want to do with it now that I have at least played a couple of events with the shorter putter,” Scott said.