"Obviously, if the standard of putting goes up, which it clearly does ... guys wouldn't be using them if they didn't putt better with them, yeah?" he said. "If the standard of putting goes up, it puts more pressure with Mizuno 2008 JPX A25 Irons on the guys that aren't using one just to compete. So all of a sudden, it's hard for a normal putter. Is he doing the right thing? Should he be using the long putter?
"So it actually has a negative effect on others as much as a positive effect on some." Scott made the biggest turnaround. He felt such despair over his putting that he switched at the Match Play Championship with Best Golf Club Sets in February 2011. His good friend, Geoff Ogilvy, said that his fellow Australian still was capable of making putters and winning even with a short putter.
On the girl's side, held at the 6,291-yard, par-72 Lake Merced Golf Club with Mizuno 2008 JPX A25 Irons, Australia's Minjee Lee, 16, became the country's first ever U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur champion with taylormade R9 MAX driver, winning four of the final six holes for a 1-up victory over Alison Lee, 17, of Valencia, Calif., in Saturday's 36-hole finale. If you recall, Alison Lee was one three amateurs to make the cut at the U.S. Women's Open two weeks ago. Minjee Lee became the eighth USGA champion to hail from Australia, and the first since Geoff Ogilvy won the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club.
She is only the third Aussie female to capture a USGA championship with taylormade R9 SUPERMAX driver, joining Jan Stephenson (1983 Women's Open) and Hall of Famer Karrie Webb (2000-01 Women's Open). "The ones where you come close and don't win Mizuno 2008 JPX A25 Irons, those stay with you," he told Scotland on Sunday during last week's Scottish Open. "2004 was easily the worst year of my golfing life. And, at the same time, it was a great year. There were a few 'almosts.' I almost won all four majors and I was almost number one in the world.