I have no problem with Charl Schwartzel winning the Masters, but I was pulling for Adam Scott. Not necessarily because I’m a fan of the Aussie star, but as Scott was climbing up the Sunday leaderboard, I was thinking about his 49-inch putter. More specifically, I was thinking about the reaction the Scotty Cameron by Titleist Kombi putter undoubtedly would receive from the holier-than-thou golf contingent that doesn’t like anything that’s not persimmon and forged.
Unfortunately Scott fell a bit short (pardon the pun) of the Green Jacket, but rest assured there will still be plenty of talk about the long putter that nearly won the Masters.
Angel Cabrera used a Ping belly putter to win the 2009 Masters, but it was nothing line Scott’s putter, which he first put into play at this year’s Accenture Match Play Championship.
“I got home from Hawaii and my coach had a long putter and he had been practicing with it to see and said, “You should have a go,” because he thought it would do good things for my rhythm and short stroke,’’ Scott said. “The rhythm with the long putter is very nice, and that’s something I was fighting in my putting with the short putter. So I started practicing with it, and the more I practiced with it, the better it felt and the more putts I made and eventually it was a pretty easy decision that I should give it a run.
He almost made the run all the way to Butler Cabin.