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Rickie Fowler is using a putter “once reserved” for Tiger Woods

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Somewhere in the depths of Scotty Cameron’s Tour Department mezzanine was a dusty box — its contents reserved for Tiger Woods, according to a blog post on Scotty Cameron’s website.

Before the 2014 season, Rickie Fowler went to Scotty Cameron’s Putting Studio to meet with Scotty and fitter Paul. He then “got back to basics” with his putting, according to the blog entry, and came away with a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype putter that was once reserved for Tiger Woods.

According to the blog entry, the putter is different than a stock Newport 2 model because of its cleaner top line, shallower face, and crisper lines off the flange.

The Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS became Fowler’s with a few finishing touches.

  • Stamped “Rickie Fowler” on its bumpers.
  • Given a “misted finish.”
  • Built with an “old school stepped shaft.”

See Rickie Fowler’s 2015 WITB for his full putter specs. 

The putter now has a Players Championship victory to boast on its resume. Maybe it’s not the 14 majors Tiger Woods has to his name, but it’s a start.

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  1. Shane

    Oct 27, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I did read someplace that Ping patent on the Answer putter ran out in 1983 or 84 so that allows others to copy the shape without copyright infringement

  2. Insurance

    Jul 10, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    HAHA “magic putter” is right. I’m not saying you can’t win when you leave Titleist, because clearly many do, but for real – you leave Scotty’s and your game goes downhill. Didn’t Tiger hold on to the Scotty for a year or 2 after leaving for Nike? Could have even been longer, as I remember he had a bit of trouble dropping the ball and the putter.

    Very cool story WRX.

  3. Derp

    May 16, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    To compare the design of the Anser 2 and Newport 2 is just, but the quality? LOL

  4. Benny

    May 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Still a very cool story which wrx is showing us. Awesome work!

  5. WILSON

    May 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    I too visited the Scotty Cameron website recently. Can we get some real stories now?

  6. KnewIt

    May 14, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I knew those putters were magic!!!

  7. c7015

    May 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    its not saying any of those things , its saying its a pretty damn amazing piece of metal.

  8. cody

    May 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    so what your saying is Tiger won the Players?? Cool.

  9. joe

    May 14, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    big deal..scotty stole every ping design ever created…

    • I have a ping putter btw

      May 14, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Why wouldn’t he? From a blade player’s stand point the anser is the perfect fit. I was able to personally ask him at a seminar whether he copied the anser or not and he told me right away, “why wouldn’t I? It’s the most amazing putter design made?”

  10. DAPP

    May 14, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Also know as a Ping ANSER

    • Barack

      May 15, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      **Anser 2

    • Drew

      May 16, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      @joe, @DAPP

      These comments are so stupid and get so old so quickly. Every single putter maker out there has this design style (ANSER 2) and an ANSER head in their repertoire. This “argument” (and it really isn’t an argument it is just a non-sensical statement yelled anytime the Scotty Cameron name comes up) isn’t thrown at any of these other putter makers, even the “less mainstream” putter makers have a version of these putters and don’t hear it. That would be like cussing out the cashier at the Putt-Putt Golf course because their putters are ripoffs of the “bullseye” style putter head.

      Since when has anyone ever maintained that Scotty Cameron “created” the ANSER head shape? Never…and it doesn’t change Scotty Cameron’s legacy or the fact that his putters have been used to win lots of majors and many many more PGA tour events.

      I like that GolfWRX brought this Scotty Cameron post to everyone’s attention. Rickie definitely stabilized a little when he finally stuck with this new putter instead of switching between a few different putters. I didn’t know that this was a leftover Tiger putter head, and found it interesting to hear a little about the story of Rickie coming to use this putter. I love the look of the putters that Scotty made for Tiger, from the shallow face sole to top line, to the neck that is set back quite a bit from the face. They are fantastic putters that are beautifully crafted and shaped by a skilled craftsman.

      • Buddy Mack

        Jul 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm

        Right on Drew! Couldn’t agree more, especially your last sentence!

      • Lsf_21

        Aug 25, 2015 at 10:40 pm

        Quit using logic. It makes people grumpy.

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons which he has in the bag at this week’s CJ Cup. WRXers have been commenting on the switch and the clubs themselves in our forums.

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Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

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