‘This is sick’: Adam Scott and the ultimate equipment flex

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Scott's L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Max putter received a makeover.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Masters victory comes with plenty of perks. Green Jacket. Lifetime exemption. Honorary membership at Augusta National. Spot in the Champion’s Locker Room. And the list goes on and on.

If you’re Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel, you can add something else to the list: a Masters-themed L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Max putter.

The 2013 Masters champion is the only player in this week’s Wells Fargo Championship field wielding the custom mallet, but according to Liam Bedford, L.A.B. Golf’s head of Tour relations, it was Schwartzel who set the idea in motion when he arrived at Augusta National last month with a green Mezz.1 Max that caught Scott’s eye.

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Scott’s new putter has Masters vibes. Jonathan Wall

“Charl plays something lighter than pretty much everyone else at 420 to 430 grams,” Bedford told GOLF.com. “That’s nearly 100 grams difference when you compare it to the 515-gram head Adam’s used in the past. Charl felt like the lighter head could be a good option for the green speeds.”

Never one to miss a chance to learn about a new piece of gear, Scott discussed the putter with Schwartzel in the Champion’s Locker Room and set the wheels in motion for a green Mezz.1 Max of his own.

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“On Monday after the Masters,” Bedford recalled, “I received a text from Adam: ‘This is sick! Can you make me one?'”

Scott helped put L.A.B. on the map, so Bedford was happy to oblige. Last week at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson, Scott received a green Mezz.1 Max and a DF3 to test. While the putter looks nearly identical to Scott’s previous Mezz.1 Max, Bedford confirmed it’s roughly 65 grams lighter than his previous build at 450 grams.

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Scott’s putter has “For Masters Use Only” on the sole. Jonathan Wall

“Adam just felt like at Augusta that there were a couple downhill sliders where he didn’t need the heavier head,” he said. “The original plan was to use this putter at Augusta or places that replicate their green speeds.”

With the Tour heading to Quail Hollow Club, Scott believed the green speeds were ideal for the lighter Mezz.1 Max. The event also allowed him the opportunity to showcase an incredible equipment flex found on the sole. It’s four words: “For Masters Use Only.”

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A look at Scott’s Mezz.1 Max at address. Jonathan Wall

Scott and Schwartzel are the only pros on Tour boasting a putter with those words. And unless another Masters champion comes calling, Bedford confirmed the number of users isn’t changing anytime soon.

“If they both weren’t past champions, we probably wouldn’t have said yes to the request,” he said.

The custom putter is just another reminder that it’s good to be a former Masters champion.

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Jonathan Wall

Golf.com Editor

Jonathan Wall is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s Managing Editor for Equipment. Prior to joining the staff at the end of 2018, he spent 6 years covering equipment for the PGA Tour. He can be reached at jonathan.wall@golf.com.

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