Saturday, August 14, 2010

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - It was just last week, I recall, when Australian Adam Scott declared that he was going to stick with his new crosshanded putting grip for the rest of the year because he was getting so comfortable with it.Time flies, apparently. Scott, who was once in the top 10 in the world golf rankings and has fallen to 43, mostly due to lackluster putting, was back to using a conventional grip this week at the PGA, he sheepishly admitted. He did cut two inches off his putter, however, shortening it to 33 inches.Scott shot 72-73 and finished at one over par Friday afternoon and should make the cut. He laughed when reminded about his optimistic talk regarding the crosshanded approach. He admitted that he didn't decide to switch back to a conventional grip until Wednesday night, but he has been pleased with the results."Today I made all the putts that I should make, everything eight feet and in," he said. Scott said he felt like he was nine good holes away from getting back into the tournament. "I can have a good weekend," he said. As for junking the crosshanded grip, he said, "I felt more and more uncomfortable with it. I just didnt feel like I was going to make the long ones. Crosshanded did some good things for my stroke. I don't think it'll be the last time I'll use it, but it wasn't good enough yet to bring to the U.S. PGA. "

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