Toy Box: Peterson's Masters Odyssey
Sunday, May 5, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. John Peterson gained attention at the U.S. Open for stuffing his putter cover in his back pocket while attempting putts at the Olympic Club. It was a move more common for an amateur playing his home course on a Sunday, not a competitor in a major championship.
There was no putter cover in Peterson's pants pocket Thursday at Augusta National, and no, it's not because he's become accustomed to pro life.
Peterson switched to a mallet putter – an Odyssey White Hot #7 – earlier this week. The larger headcover doesn't fit in his pocket. He had been using a center-shafted Anser-style putter.
"I love it," Peterson said of his new putter. "I'm going to sleep with it tonight."
Peterson needed 32 putts Thursday after hitting 13 greens.