As we discussed on this week's ShackHouse there will be renewed interest in Tiger's old Scotty Cameron putter. And I suspect even more what-could-have-been analysis given that he putts noticeably better with it and seemed to know that by changing back to the Newport 2 model when Nike left the equipment business.
David Dusek takes an interesting Golfweek.com look at what Cameron does for Woods in preparing putters and in particular this model.
The 34-inch putter is made from German stainless steel (GSS), an ultra-soft material Cameron uses for some putters made for Tour players. The heel-toe weighted blade does not have an alignment line, but Woods requested a single dot on the topline so he can confidently put the ideal hitting area of the face directly behind the ball at address.
Cameron said Woods always liked the feel of the grips on some Ping putters he played as a junior, so he had Ping PP58 grips installed on the Newport 2 GSS over the years. Cameron said his team would submerge the grips in acetone to dissolve the grip’s white paint. Woods has also, in some instances, used a “blackout” version of the Ping putter grip.