Adam Scott played the 2018 PGA Championship with 2 putters in the bag
Adam Scott, especially post-anchor-ban, struggles on the greens. This is no revelation. But, two putters?
The sweet swinger — maybe the holder of the best swing on Tour — came into the 2018 PGA Championship ranked 193rd in Strokes Gained: Putting, . Caught between a long putter that he doesn’t anchor to his chest, and a traditional short putter, Scott played this week at the year’s fourth major with two putters in the bag; a Scotty Cameron Kombi Center-Shafted long putter, and a Scotty Cameron 340 short putter, according to Titleist.
As televised on “Live From the 2018 PGA Championship” on the Golf Channel on Saturday night, Scott was spotted putting post-round using the short stick. But come Sunday, he only used the long putter.
How’d it work out for him? Well, Scott finished the week ranked 19th in Stroked Gained: Putting, according to reports. But while he did roll in his share of putts — most notably birdie putts on holes No. 12 (12 feet 8 inches) and 13 (6 feet 7 inches) on Sunday — it was a missed birdie opportunity from 6 feet 6 inches on the par-5 17th that all but ended his chances at running down eventual champion Brooks Koepka. He then tentatively stroked a 15-foot par putt at the last, leaving him two feet short of the hole, and just one shot short of a tie for second place with Tiger Woods. Scott had to settle for a final-round 67 and a solo-third finish.
On the previously mentioned “Live From” program on Sunday night, after the event, David Duval called for Scott to consider switching full time to the short stick, leaving the non-anchored long putter out of the bag.
What do you think? Use the short putter from here on out, or keep going with the dual-putter setup?
Here’s Scott’s full Sunday setup (he went with 3 wedges instead of with the two-putter setup):
Driver: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7X
Fairway Wood: Titlest 915F (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro Tour Spec
Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (3 iron), Titleist 680 (4-9)
Shafts: KBS Tour (X-Flex)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (48-08F, 54-08F and 60-06K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Putters: Scotty Cameron Kombi CS Long and SC-340
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1