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Adam Scott outlasted Sergio Garcia at this years Honda Classic at PGA National, despite carding a quadruple bogey on the Bear Trap during Saturday’s round. You ask the significance of this win? Well, Adam Scott has been since I can remember, one of the few guys on the PGA tour to utilize an anchor putter while on the greens. An anchor putter or anchored putting stroke is typically used with longer length putters, that anchor directly against the players body. Whether it’s against the chest, arms, belly, etc, the rules states that a player may no longer anchor the putter against ones body. Since the USGA and PGA rule ban took effect at the beginning of this year’s PGA tour season, Adam Scott has switched his equipment to a conventional style putter without having any anchoring of that putter on the body. For someone like Adam Scott who has won a green jacket along with 12 PGA tour wins, you’d think this feat would be hard to accomplish. However, Adam Scott has made a quick transition and has his name right back in the center of golf with his latest win at the Honda Classic, doing so with a conventional putter. This makes Adam Scott the first player to switch from the anchor putter to win a tournament since the rule change at the beginning of the season.