Masters champ changes colors for U.S. Open

Adam Scott's Scotty Cameron putter cover.

— At the Masters, Adam Scott covered his Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura X long putter with a special Masters headcover designed by Cameron himself.

Early Wednesday afternoon, Scott officially replaced his Masters putter cover with his new U.S. Open putter cover, also designed by Cameron.

The new one is mostly blue, with splashes of red.

Cameron, it turns out, creates a new putter cover for each major championship. He gives one to each Titleist staff player carrying one of his putters. Ironically the winner of last year’s U.S. Open was a Titleist staff player, Webb Simpson, who did not use a Cameron putter (his longtime putter is a belly version of the Ping Craz-E).

Some players admitted – off the record – that they never use their manufacturers' special putter covers. Instead they save them as collector’s items. Among consumers, Cameron’s colorful putter covers have commanded a loyal following for years.

Besides its Cameron putters, the big news for Titleist at this year’s U.S. Open is wedges. A preliminary count indicated that about 76 players in the field of 156 will carry at least one Titleist Bob Vokey wedge.

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