February 19, 2014
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Known as one of the best putters in the world, Brandt Snedeker is still looking to get better in the 2013-14 season. (Jonathan Wall/Getty Images)
MARANA, Ariz. — If there's one club Brandt Snedeker has rarely tinkered with over the years, it's the putter.
Snedeker's trusty Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie — Snedeker started using a similar putter back in high school and stuck with the mallet model — has been in the bag for almost nine years and all six of his PGA TOUR titles, including the 2012 Tour Championship and season-long FedExCup.
There's no question Snedeker and his putter have enjoyed a long, successful run together; however, the run could be coming to an end at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, after Snedeker was spotted with a new Odyssey Versa Rossie.
According to Odyssey Tour rep Johnny Thompson, Snedeker received the putter back in December — he liked the high contrast look of Versa that allowed to highlight the face angle through impact — and started working with it during the offseason.
Snedeker arrived at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Monday with two putters — the Versa Rossie and White Hot Rossie XG. By Tuesday afternoon, he was spotted using just the Versa Rossie.
While it usually takes players time to adjust to a new putter, Snedeker shouldn't have any issues with the Versa Rossie. The putter is the same mallet model and was built to the exact specs (34 inches, 3 degrees of loft) of his White Hot XG Rossie. It also features the XG insert that was in his old putter.
Snedeker currently ranks 58th in strokes gained/putting and has missed the cut in two of his last three events.
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