Well, that was quick.
At the 2022 CJ Cup in South Carolina, Scottie Scheffler debuted an all-new Scotty Cameron T-5.5 Proto putter to help with his starting lines on the greens.
Here’s a look at the custom putter made for Scheffler:
The mallet putter replaced his former Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS Prototype blade putter, pictured below, that Scheffler used to win four times in 2022.
Switching to a new mallet putter seemed drastic at the CJ Cup, because Scheffler was so successful with a blade putter previously.
He ultimately finished T45 at the 2022 CJ Cup using the new mallet.
For the first two rounds of the 2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, Scheffler was still employing the custom mallet putter, recording rounds of 65 and 71.
On Saturday, however, as reported by PGATour.com, Scheffler switched back into the four-time winning putter that he used previously. He proceeded to shoot rounds of 68 and 62 on Saturday and Sunday, vaulting him up the leaderboard; Scheffler is currently T3 as of the writing of this article.
“It never goes too far away,” said Scheffler, regarding his trusty blade putter. “It’s probably something I’ll continue to fiddle around with, but I went back to something I’m really comfortable with, and I putted well the last two days.”
When a certain golf club isn’t performing well, sometimes all it takes is a quick trip to the timeout closet to spark success (shoutout to Kris McCormack at True Spec Golf for the reference).
We’ll keep you informed of any further drama that happens with Scheffler’s putter going forward.