Toy Box: Peterson's Masters Odyssey

A putter cover sticks out of John Peterson's pocket during the 2012 U.S. Open.
A putter cover sticks out of John Peterson's pocket during the 2012 U.S. Open. ( Associated Press )

Sunday, May 5, 2013

— 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.