SYDNEY -- Adam Scott is expected to tee off with a new putter in his bag in Thursday's first round of the Australian Open at The Lakes.
Scott played a practice round Tuesday at the eastern Sydney course without the long broomstick-style putter that he anchors to his chest. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association have proposed a rule -- to come into effect in 2016 -- banning players from anchoring putters against their body during the stroke.
Although it was marginally longer than a regular short stick, Scott's putter was not anchored to any part of his body.