Adam Scott, The Long Putter And 36-Holes To Go

The dreaded, seemingly non-conforming long putter and the act of bracing it against the torso is 36-holes away from capturing the third leg of its dreamed of Grand Governing Body Headache...errr Slam.

But for John Huggan, that's reason enough to root for someone other than Adam Scott.

Still, it is all but impossible to blame Scott for going down the long-putter alley, no matter how dark it might be. Before making the switch from short to long, the 31-year old Australian was approaching basket-case status on the greens. Now, he is a man transformed, someone who scoffs at even the slickest downhill left-to-right four-footer.

"My putting has improved out of sight," he admitted after his opening round of 64 here at Royal Lytham. "Two years ago I was 180th on the tour and now I'm pretty good. Better than average, I would say. So that's a big difference. A shot or two on average makes a big difference to my scorecard."

The ESPN highlights from round 2 and Scott's post round interview: