The year is 2013, and the game of golf is in the throes of an insurgent revolution.
Two years earlier Keegan Bradley had become the first player to win a major using a belly putter. The next year, Ernie Els and Webb Simpson became the second and third, winning the Open Championship and U.S, Open, respectively. Els had bested Adam Scott, who also used an anchored long putter, on that occasion. Eight months later Scott became the fourth anchored-putter major-winner. His win at the 2013 Masters came in the same event 14-year-old Guan Tianlang became the youngest player ever to make a cut at a major championship — also using an anchored putter.
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