May 25, 2014
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Adam Scott's Futura X Long putter yielded 17 birdies to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Adam Scott made a six-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a sudden death playoff to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Scott, who became the top-ranked player in the world at the beginning of the week, retained his ranking on Sunday with a 4-under 66 that earned him a spot in a two-man playoff with Jason Dufner.
Scott's bag has remained unchanged since last year's Masters victory. An updated version of the Aussie's 60-degree Titleist TVD-K wedge was released last month with the company's TX3 grooves (currently found on SM5) that are deeper and 7 percent larger, which reduce the chance of flyers from the rough.
Inspired through Vokey's work with a number of players including Scott and Dufner — both use TVD-K lob wedges — the TVD-K and has a wider, more cambered sole than any other Vokey model, making it easy to use out of the bunker but still playable around the green.
“The K grind has been a huge hit for us,” Vokey said. “It’s only been on TOUR for a couple of years but we already have 30 guys using it. I think the secret is the cambered sole. It is wide and forgiving, but the camber keeps the club moving through the turf. So it’s playable in a variety of conditions.”
Compared the Vokey's SM5 K-Grind, the TVD-K has a slightly different look with a narrower sole and one-degree of less effective bounce.
While Scott spent time testing Scotty Cameron Futura X7 prototype putters on Wednesday, he ultimately stuck with his 49-inch Futura X Long. Scott started using the putter last year at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and has stuck with it since.
The high-MOI model is precision milled from high-grade 6061 aluminum and features a rear balance bar with two 20-gram weights — the putter also has two adjustable sole weights in the front corners of the putter — that help increase stability.
Here's a look at the rest of the clubs in Scott's bag.
Driver: Titleist 913D3 (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8X shaft), 9.5 degrees
3-wood: Titleist 910Fd (Fujikura Rombax Pro 95X shaft), 15 degrees
Utility: Titleist 712U (2-iron; KBS Tour X shaft)
Irons (3-9): Titleist Forged 680 (KBS Tour X shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (48 and 54 degrees; KBS Tour Hi-Rev X shafts), Vokey TVD-K (60 degrees; KBS Tour Hi-Rev X shaft)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X Long (49 inches)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1