February 14 2013
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
Dustin Johnson has put new woods, irons and wedges in the bag over the years, but through all the changes there has been one club that has managed to weather the equipment storm: a Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2 prototype putter.
Over the last few seasons, Johnson has worked with a number of putters, including a TaylorMade prototype Ghost Itsy Bitsy Spider, Ghost prototype, and an all-black, prototype Scotty Cameron for Titleist Newport known as a "Jetsetter". But he's always gone back to the Newport 2 prototype putter at some point.
On Wednesday at the Northern Trust Open, Golf Channel cameras caught Johnson on the practice putting green working with another new putter — an Odyssey Versa No. 7 WBW (white/black/white).
Johnson not only spent time working with the putter early in the week, he ended up putting it in play on Thursday. Hoping to get his putting on track, Johnson struggled mightily on Riviera's greens, finishing the day at 5 over.
The putter switch wasn't the only equipment change Johnson made this week. On Monday, the seven-time PGA TOUR winner shelved his RocketBladez Tour irons for his old set of TaylorMade Tour Preferred Forged MBs.