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Adam Scott speaks on new L.A.B. “Mezz.1 Proto” putter at the 2022 WM Phoenix Open

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For 2022, Adam Scott is no longer a full Titleist staffer, but he still has a golf ball, glove, and shoe deal.

When he showed up to the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open, I was curious to see if he’d have any new gear in the bag due to the new deal, and whether he changed out his 1-of-1 custom Titleist 681.AS irons. As it turns out, Scott has stuck with the new irons, and has 13-of-14 Titleist clubs in the bag.

Make sure to check out his full bag here in the forums.

“I’m not changing much, or need to,” Scott told GolfWRX. “I’m happy with my setup.”

The lone club in the bag that isn’t Titleist, though, is a new L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Proto putter that Scott put in play last weekend at the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic.

Scott, who prefers to use a long putter in the broomstick style, has experimented with L.A.B.’s original Directed Force putter design in the past, and he used an Armlock version of the original Directed Force head for multiple rounds in Dubai.

This is a new design from L.A.B. that’s a bit sleeker in profile, however.

This week at the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open, GolfWRX caught up with Scott to see what’s in his bag, and learn a bit about the new putter.

“I think they’ve refined their design with this new head,” Scott said. “The original head, that Directed Force, maybe was hard for a lot of people to adjust to the size of the head, and this new [Mezz.1 Proto] is smaller, but has the same benefits…I thought the technology in the original was good, but now with the new head design, it feels, looks, does all the things better than the original head for me…I’m looking forward to a week on pure greens to see what happens.”

L.A.B. putters are different than other putters on the market, because they’re engineered to have Lie Angle Balance, which is designed to help reduce torque throughout the stroke.

Scott’s new Mezz.1 Proto putter, in particular, has a raw aluminum finish and has 20 weights in the sole to ensure the head is properly weighted for broomstick and armlock versions.

To see Scott’s full WITB at the 2022 WM Phoenix Open, click here!

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Pingback: Charl Schwartzel switches putters after a phone call with Adam Scott – GolfWRX

  2. Kim

    Feb 11, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Stopped being a fan of AS when he kept the anchoring broomstick

  3. Garrett

    Feb 10, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    I have the standard Mezz. The eventual broomstick release is my next putter, can’t wait for us normal folk to get a chance to own one!!! That head looks killer in the raw metal look. I need to take a cold shower.

    And if you haven’t tried putting broomstick, get on it!! Much easier on the back, and feels totally different than standard putting.

  4. Walter

    Feb 10, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Beam me up Scottie. Laughable.

  5. Steff

    Feb 10, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Any specs on the putter?

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  7. brain

    Feb 10, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Grab the remote upon first sigting of any broomstick. Total disgrace.

    • Brian

      Feb 10, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      Did you close the book during spelling class too?

  8. Alex

    Feb 10, 2022 at 1:32 am

    Tell me your a bad putter without telling me you’re a bad putter.

  9. HackinNut

    Feb 9, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    This is awesome to see!! I’ll be watching closely on his putting stats on pure true greens.

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WITB Time Machine: Tiger Woods, 2017 Hero World Challenge

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Following a 10-month layoff and his then-fourth back surgery, Tiger Woods teed it up at the 2017 Hero World Challenge. Tiger finished 9th in the event, 10 strokes behind Rickie Fowler, but the 15-time major champion also gave fans some glimpses of his former dominance, including this majestic 3-wood approach shot from 271 yards out on a par 5:

He also had an amazing chip in for birdie on the 17th hole:

Tiger’s driver was also excellent that week, and his overall stats were pretty impressive in his second round: Woods hit 9 of 13 fairways, 13 of 18 greens and 27 putts. 31-37=68.

Woods was expected to return to action at this week’s competition — making his first start since The Open Championship in July where he missed the cut. However, he announced Monday he was withdrawing owing to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Tiger Woods WITB 2017 Hero World Challenge

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2016 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90TX

Driving Iron: TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI (18 degrees)
Shaft: Project X PXi 7.0

Irons: “TGR” prototypes (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (11/28/22): TEI3 Scotty Cameron Del Mar Long Slant

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a TEI3 Scotty Cameron Del Mar Long Slant

From the seller (@TaylorMadeHunter1): “Restore completed by the Scotty Shop. New Grip. Shaft band from the Scotty Shop . Includes Scotty Shop box and Club Bag. 34”. I bought this with intentions to game it but life happens and now I need some cash.  You will not find a Long Slant TeI3 in this condition for a lower price anywhere. $700.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: TEI3 Scotty Cameron Del Mar Long Slant 

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Akshay Bhatia WITB 2022 (November)

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Driver: Callaway Rogue ST (9 degrees @8)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 10 X

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (22 degrees), Callaway Apex TCB (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS $-Taper 125

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (50-10S, 54-10S, 60-08C)
Shafts: KBS $-Taper 125

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten (long)
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Tour long

Grips: Iomic

More photos of Akshay Bhatia’s WITB in the forums.

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