Scottie Scheffler makes equipment change at US Open

World No.1 Scheffler tinkers with putter before start of US Open.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2023
Scottie Scheffler

With two wins and 12 top-10 finishes already this season you would think Scottie Scheffler would be reluctant to change what is clearly a winning formula.

However, in the build up to Thursday's opening round of the US Open, Scheffler has been spotted making some alterations to his putter following a disastrous putting display at the Memorial Tournament two weeks ago. 

Scheffler, 26, currently ranks first on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained Total, Tee-to-Green, Off-the-Tee and Approach-the-Green and is on track to have the best strokes gained Tee-to-Green season since Tiger Woods in 2006.

However, his putter seems to have gone completely cold on him as he currently ranks 148th on Tour for putting. 

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With that in mind, Scheffler has got to work playing around with a new putter setup for LA Country Club, one that he will hope can win him his second major championship. 

A longtime user of Scotty Cameron putters, Scheffler has typically opted to use a Select Timeless Tourtype GSS, with two 25 gram weights in the toe and heel.

During an afternoon testing session on Monday, however, Scheffler was spotted trialing a wider-bodied Scotty Cameron Timeless Tourtype with a smooth face, which is a big change from the milled face of his previous putter. 

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Scheffler initially trialed the putter with no additional weights before adding 5-gram weights to the toe and heel ports. 

While it's yet to be seen if he will make this change a permanent one, it's interesting to see Scheffler is open to switching things up this close to one of the biggest tournaments of the year.

It's unlikely his putting can get much worse than it was earlier this month so a change of putter could be just what the World No.1 needs to get back in the winner's circle. 

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