Everyone can stand down now after what felt like alarms going off when Jordan Spieth recently changed putters.
It was newsy because Spieth and his Scotty Cameron 009 have been together for years and any adjustment by a guy considered one of — if not the best — putters in the game draws attention.
It wasn’t a big deal, according to Spieth, who has been avoiding media (social and otherwise) coverage of the switch. He put his trusty 009 back in the bag for a 36-hole Sunday with caddie Michael Greller at Dallas National following his missed cut at last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson, and that’s where he intends for it to stay.
“It was personal. I did things for what I think is going to make me a better player. I felt like it was the right decision. I wouldn’t change it going back at all. It needed to happen,” Spieth said.
“Just because I putted well with my putter now doesn’t mean I couldn’t have been putting better with a different one. It’s not the putter. The putter just allows me to have the same kind of feel for my speed and the confidence looking down knowing I’ve made big putts.
“I used to putt extremely well with a Teryllium one with a different neck before that one. I switched because Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy used the putter I use now way back when. I thought the putter was really cool. I didn’t know if it was the best for me or not, but I thought the putter was cool so I started using it. That was when I was probably 15, 16.
“It was just kind of checking something out to see what I would think. I didn’t really let anything else bother me. I think what happened was what needed to happen.”
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