Adam Scott grappling with anchored putting ban
Published: 12:33PM Thursday May 30, 2013 Source: Reuters
Adam Scott with his broomstick putter – Source: Reuters
Attention to detail helped Adam Scott clinch his first major title at last month’s Masters and the Australian is adopting the same strategy as he grapples with the implications of the 2016 ban on anchored putting.
Golf’s governing bodies announced the widely expected ban on May 21 after players anchoring long putters had won four of the last six major championships, with Scott the most recent.
The European Tour expressed its support for the idea but both the US PGA Tour and PGA of America voiced opposition and Scott is among at least three players who have consulted lawyers while the U circuit ponders its official response.
“My intention is just to get all the information given to me possible from the PGA Tour, and for me, like anyone else in a business, to have some professional guidance on this issue,” Scott said today. “That’s all it is.”
“I don’t think I have the ability to get that or ask the right questions. I’m not a lawyer. That’s not my area of expertise, so I just want to get that information and make sure that my views are expressed to the Tour and that’s that.
“There’s no intention of filing suit or making problems. But this is a business and I’m treating it professionally and I have professional counsel to do that. Just like I’m sure the Tour has professional counsel when they make decisions about things.”