UPDATE: After missing the AT&T Byron Nelson cut, defending Dean & DeLuca champ Jordan Spieth is back to using the putter that has helped him win over $28 million on the PGA Tour.
Jordan Spieth back with an old friend. T5W: "didn't pass the audition" C McCormick. Details 6pmET pic.twitter.com/IZk3dGQK8q— MattAdamsGC (@MattAdamsFoL) May 23, 2017
ORIGINAL STORY: Jordan Spieth is rocking a new Scotty Cameron flatstick at the AT&T Byron Nelson this week.
Spieth is playing with a prototype Futura T5W Tour Only putter, which is far different in appearance than Spieth’s old Scotty Cameron 009 prototype. The mallet putter has two prongs extending away from the putterface. The putter also has not just one, but two alignment aids on the top of it, one that centers on the sweet spot and another that is the width of a golf ball, slightly removed from the face.
Spieth is currently ranked 39th on Tour in Strokes Gained: Putting, which is much better than average, but worse than what he is used to. The 23-year-old has finished in the top 10 in that stat in the past two seasons. The T5W putter is one of seven in the Futura line released this year, and Spieth's first putt with it in competition fell for a birdie. Yes, it was from two feet away, but a birdie nonetheless.