Scottie Scheffler puts new putter in the bag at U.S. Open
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Written by GolfWRX @GolfWRX
Scottie Scheffler – the No. 1 golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking – already has two wins and 12 top-10 finishes this season.
Scheffler’s ball striking has been next-level this season, and he currently leads the PGA TOUR in Strokes Gained: Total, Tee-to-Green, Off-the-Tee, and Approach-the-Green.
His putter, however, has been a different story entirely; he’s currently ranked 148th in Strokes Gained: Putting.
Scheffler has mostly used a Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS prototype this season. The putterhead has two 25-gram weights in the sole and the heel and a milled face.
GolfWRX.com spotted Scheffler experimenting with a new, wider-bodied Scotty Cameron Timeless Tourtype putter with a smooth face on Monday at Los Angeles Country Club. Come Thursday’s first round, Scheffler had that putter in the bag for the opening round of the U.S. Open.
“It looks a lot like mine but it's just a little bit bigger,” he said. According to Scotty Cameron, the wider sole plate allows weight to be put in the perimeter of the putter, giving the club increased stability.
The smooth face on the wider-bodied Scotty Cameron Timeless Tourtype putter. (GolfWRX)
Due to the wider body of the new putter that Scheffler is testing, he’s still playing with the weights to lock in a familiar feel. The new putter offers slightly more forgiveness than his previous gamer because of the additional size. The smooth face causes a slightly firmer feel than the previous milled face.
“I don't ever take decisions on switching equipment lightly. I think it's strange that I've been struggling the past few weeks with my putter,” he said. “Sometimes you just got to bring another putter around there to make the original one scared. I've never really been one to try and overthink things, so I try and keep things as simple as possible.”
Check out Scheffler’s full bag specifications (minus the putter!) below.
Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (8 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7X
Scottie Scheffler's TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver. (GolfWRX)
3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8X
Scottie Scheffler's TaylorMade Stealth 2 3-wood. (Golfwrx)
Irons: Srixon Z-U85 (3 and 4 irons)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Hybrid Prototype 10 X (3)
Scottie Scheffler's Srixon ZUB5 iron. (Golfwrx)
Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)
Scottie Scheffler's TaylorMade P7TW irons. (GolfWRX)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 (50, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Putter: Scotty Cameron Timeless Tourtype putter
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1