Spieth Ends Brief Affair With New Putter

Jordan Spieth made waves recently when he ditched his Scotty Cameron SC-009 prototype that he had used since 2009, years before he embarked on his professional career.

Spieth had not been putting poorly in 2017 by most standards, but his stats had dipped, as he dropped from No. 2 on Tour in Strokes Gained: Putting at the end of 2016, to 39th.

 
With a new putter, a Cameron Futura model, he missed the cut at last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson, and now Spieth has decided to put an end to the affair: he will have the old Scotty Cameron back in the bag when he plays the Dean & DeLuca Invitational this weekend.

Bullets

  • Longtime Putter: The 23-year-old Spieth has nine career Tour victories, including two major championships, winning with the same putter that he has had since he was 15.
  • Good But Not Great This Year: In 12 events this season, Spieth has one win (the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am), in addition to five top-10s, but the positive results have been in spite of mild troubles on the greens.
  • Especially Bad Lately: In five events since the beginning of April, Spieth has three missed cuts, and while he was T11 at The Masters, he was terrible on Sunday, shooting a three-over 75, uncharacteristic of Spieth at the event that he has been incredible at otherwise.
  • Quick Breakup: After playing 36 holes on Sunday, Spieth decided to switch back to his old Scotty Cameron. He believes he is close to being past his alignment issues.

Quotable

“I just lost a little bit of the feel that I had with the putter I’ve been using for however many years. But what it did was now I feel a lot more comfortable with my alignment and feel like I got my set up back to where I want it and I have that feel.”
Jordan Spieth


This post appeared originally as part of the Daily Rundown.


Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer.



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