shop blog

« Different strokes for two great putters | Back to Main | Swing changes mean driver changes for Ernie Els »

May 08, 2008

Garcia using an old Scotty Cameron to regain putting touch

Posted at 3:37 PM by David Dusek | Categories: Putters

GarciacameronPONTE VEDRA BREACH, Fla.-- Thanks to an old putter, Sergio Garcia seems to have found a little new magic on the greens. El Nino made 17 of the 18 putts he faced from inside 10 feet Thursday, as well as a 48-footer for birdie on the 14th hole.

"It's a putter that I used back in 2000," he said in his post-round press conference. "I'm just trying to get those good sensations from the past when I was comfortable with my putting. I really like the way I'm striking it."

Garcia averaged 1.733 putts per green in regulation during the 2000 PGA Tour season, ranking him 4th in putting average. He is currently ranked 131st, with a 1.816 average.

The putter is a Scotty Cameron by Titleist, but when he was asked which model, Garcia was vague. "The putter looks a lot like a Ping Anser 2," Garcia said. "It's very similar to the kind that Tiger uses." Woods uses a Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2.

It's not surprising that Garcia wasn't very forthcoming with his answer because he is currently paid to endorse and use TaylorMade equipment. However, in 2000 Garcia was endorsed by Titleist, so it makes sense that he might have several Cameron putters at his home in Borriol, Spain.

Earlier this season, Garcia had tried several different TaylorMade putters, including a belly-putter version of the new Monza Spider.

(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Add your comment, speak your mind

Log in to one or more of your social networks. Click on Share to choose how your post will be shared to friends.





Subscribe To Blog Headlines

Related Links

Shop Blog Archives

To view posts from a particular day,
simply select the date below.

July 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

<< Previous Months


Popular Tags