Scottie Scheffler Seen Testing New Putters Ahead Of FedEx Cup Playoffs

The world No.1 currently ranks 140th on the PGA Tour for strokes gained with his flat stick

Scottie Scheffler putting
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Scottie Scheffler has been seen practising with a variety of putters ahead of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational this weekend.

The 27-year-old currently sits second in the FedEx Cup rankings and will be hoping to undo the heartache of last year, where he narrowly missed out on winning the Tour Championship after Rory McIlroy clambered up the leaderboard to beat him by a shot at the East Lake Golf Club.

This season, Scheffler has enjoyed huge success on the PGA Tour, winning the Players Championship while also defending his WM Phoenix Open title. 

He also finished T2 at the PGA Championship and T3 at the US Open, but was unable to add another Major victory to his 2022 Masters triumph, finishing T10 at Augusta and T23 at The Open. 

He's also finished inside the top 10 on 15 occasions this season, helping him maintain his place at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.

But Scheffler has notably been held back by his putter this season, which could have prevented him from being more successful at the Majors

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As of right now, he ranks 140th on the PGA Tour for strokes gained putting, a stark contrast to the rest of his game, with Scheffler ranking first for total strokes gained, strokes gained tee-to-green and from the tee. 

And ahead of this week's opening FedEx Cup Playoff event, the 2023 Players Champion has been seen practising with several different flat sticks as he tries to turn his form around on the greens.

According to Jonathan Wall on Twitter, Scheffler had been using several TaylorMade Spider putters and a Scotty Cameron Newport putter.

Wall wrote: "Potential putter change in the works? Scottie Scheffler’s doing some head-to-head testing with several TaylorMade Spiders and a Scotty Cameron Newport.

"It’s three Spiders (two with steel shafts and one with LA Golf graphite) with the same plumbers neck. Cameron has steel shaft and an insert."

Scheffler has been putting with a Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS Prototype for a number of years now. He did briefly trial a new putting set up this season, being pictured testing a new Scotty Cameron blade putter ahead of the US Open. 

Scottie Scheffler putting

Scottie Scheffler at the US Open

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Speaking ahead of the tournament at the LA Country Club back in June, he said: "I don't ever take decisions on switching equipment lightly. I think it's strange that I've been struggling the past few weeks with my putter."

"The PGA I actually felt like I rolled it pretty good. Few putts here or there that lipped out that should have gone in. Memorial obviously had an off week on the greens or probably would've won that one."

As well as Scheffler, Rory McIlroy has also been spotted using a new putter this week.

Ed Carruthers

Ed has been playing golf for as long as he can remember and is obsessive about the sport. He is regularly sought after by family members and friends for advice on what equipment to buy and uses his background, having written extensively on golf in the past, to produce equipment orientated content for Golf Monthly.  

Having obtained a Masters in Law with Medicine from the University of Liverpool, Ed has recently changed paths into journalism and just last year achieved his NCTJ Sports Journalism Diploma with the Press Association. 

He has written for a variety of media outlets over the years and has interviewed some big names in sport, including Premier League managers, All Blacks Coaches and Grand Slam tennis superstars. He has also worked on some huge sporting events, including the 2021 Australian Open and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. And when he's not writing for Golf Monthly, you'll find him producing news and feature articles for the MailOnline's sports desk, where he covers everything from football to rugby union. 

During his weekends off, you'll likely find Ed heading out for a round at one of his local golf clubs with his friends, and was, up until recently, a member at the Leatherhead Golf Club in Surrey. Ed also plays the saxophone, can tell you some pretty terrible dad jokes and can knock up a very tasty carbonara!