Scott seeing results with shortened putter

Adam Scott hits a shot at The Barclays.

PARAMUS, N.J. – Adam Scott’s short stick is a little shorter than it used to be and so far the results have been nothing short of brilliant.

Scott cut an inch and a half from his Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport GSS prototype putter to 33 1/2 inches and shot 66 in the first round of The Barclays.

Scott switched from a traditional grip to putting left hand low at the Travelers Championship in Hartford with mixed results. Rather than abandon the grip, he tried a shorter shaft at the PGA Championship. On Thursday, he made seven birdies and took 28 putts in a round in which he hit 15 of 18 greens.

“Cutting down is much better for me than going regular,” Scott said. “Brad, my coach, suggested that because I wasn’t feeling super- comfortable with the left hand low going into the PGA. Like I said, I liked what I saw there. I’m sticking there with it. I’m trying my best to stick with something.”

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