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Continued: Masters notes: Week off tour concerns Mickelson

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  • Last update: April 10, 2013 - 12:06 AM

Scott has finished tied for second and eighth the past two years on Augusta National’s lightning-fast greens since switching to a long putter. He’s been among the top 15 in six of the past eight major events, including his disappointing second-place at the British Open after leading by four strokes with four holes to play. Scott, though, thinks his regular appearance among the leaders on golf’s biggest venue is because of his steadier putting performances.

“You’ve hit the nail on the head there,” he said. “It’s the consistency with it that makes me putt that way.”

Scott understands his time with the anchored stroke is running out. The USGA and Royal & Ancient Golf Club, golf’s ruling bodies, proposed a ban on such strokes last fall. Of the major golf organizations around the world, the PGA Tour and PGA of America are the only groups who have spoken out against the ban, which would not take effect until 2016. A decision is expected later this spring.

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Philadelphia 1
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