As important as driving the ball will be this week at the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, putting is always king. A hot putter can crush the soul of an opponent in match play, just like a cold putter can cost a player the match. When it comes down to it, putting can make or break Team USA in the team event this week.
Most golfers know that club fitting is extremely important to their performance on the golf course. But did you know putter fitting can be just as important? Factors such as length, hosel configuration, toe hang, grip size, face design, alignment lines, head finish, forgiveness and center of gravity (CG) can have a huge impact on the greens. It’s not always as easy to find your perfect putter as simply selecting the design you like best; trusted fitters and local professionals can help you get locked into the putter you’ll actually putt better with.
When Team USA takes to the course this week against Team Europe, below are the putters they’ll be relying on.
*Note: Putters are accurate as of each player’s most recent appearance in a PGA Tour event
Berger’s Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Chalk (SuperStroke Traxion PistolGT 1.0 grip)
Cantlay’s Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 (SuperStroke Traxion Flatso 1.0 grip)
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Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Putter
DeChambeau’s Putter: SIK Pro C-Series Armlock
English’s Putter: Ping Scottsdale Hohum
Finau’s Putter: Ping PLD Anser 2 prototype
Before listing Johnson’s putter for the week, it should be noted that Johnson routinely tests multiple putters per week at an event. He’ll test different models looking for the right feel, even changing between blade and mallet options. So, while he may have used a Spider Tour Limited putter in his most recent appearance on the PGA Tour, he could make a game-time decision and completely change it up. You never really know with DJ.
Johnson’s Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Limited Black (SuperStroke Traxion PistolGT 1.0 grip)
Koepka’s Putter: Scotty Cameron T10 Select Newport 2 prototype
Morikawa’s Putter: TaylorMade TP Juno (SuperStroke Traxion Tour 1.0 grip)
Schauffele’s Putter: Odyssey O-Works #7 CH Red (SuperStroke Traxion Tour 2.0 grip)
Scheffler’s Putter: Scotty Cameron Super Rat I
Spieth’s Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T 009 Triple Black (SuperStroke Traxion Flatso 1.0 grip)
Thomas’ Putter: Scotty Cameron X5 Flow Neck prototype (SuperStroke Traxion PistolGT grip)
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