AUGUSTA, Ga. – Did Adam Scott seal the fate of anchored putting?
Scott won the Masters on Sunday anchoring a long putter. He’s the fourth winner in the last six major championships to anchor a long or belly putter.
The USGA and Royal & Ancient Golf Club are reviewing whether to implement a new definition of a stroke that would ban anchoring clubs.
“I don't know what it's going to do,” Scott said of the anchored-putter debate. “We are all waiting to hear what's going to happen. I don't know that this is going to impact any decisions at all. You know my feeling on it all, that it was inevitable that big tournaments would be won with this equipment, because these are the best players in the world, and they practice thousands of hours. They are going to get good with whatever they are using. It's inevitable. I don't know that is going to have any impact on any decisions upcoming.”
Angel Cabrera said it didn’t bother him to lose to somebody using a long putter.
“I don’t think there is any advantage,” Cabrera said. “If it really is an advantage, why doesn’t everybody play it?”