Dropped Anchor: Adam Gets First Short Putter Win Since 2010

Former Big 3/4/5 candidates Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia battled down the Honda Classic stretch, with Scott winning the 2016 edition to quiet the youth movement.

As Brian Wacker noted at PGATour.com, a lot has happened since Scott reached No. 1 and then fell to 16th in the world.

In the time between Adam Scott’s victory at Colonial in 2014 and his win Sunday at The Honda Classic, Jordan Spieth hoisted eight trophies, Rory McIlroy seven and Jason Day five.

The three 20-somethings played keep-away with the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking, while the 35-year-old Scott became somewhat of a forgotten figure.

As Bob Harig at ESPN.com points out, this is former anchored putterer Scott's first win in a while using a conventional method.

It was the first time Scott won with a short putter since the 2010 Singapore Open. He switched to a long putter that he anchored to his chest at the Match Play Championship and when he won the Masters in 2013, he was the fourth player in six majors to use an anchored putting stroke.

And there was this from Steve DiMeglio's USA Today story:

But as he said last week when he finished second in the Northern Trust Open and again this week, he has no issues now and said he thinks he will be a better putter going forward because of the switch.

The good-natured Scott also revealed he sent a long putter to Peter Dawson, former chief executive of the Royal & Ancient who was instrumental in the anchoring ban becoming a rule.

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