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2020-21 Recap: A Winning Season

UPDATE 9/14/2021: Patrick Cantlay voted 2021 PGA Tour Player of the Year by his peers, following a late-season surge with his Phantom X 5 Tour Prototype.

Winning on Tour is what motivates Scotty Cameron to craft the finest milled putters anywhere. Each season, Scotty's high-performance putter designs are refined and adopted by the very best players in our game who seek out the best-performing putters available to them. And, what they use influences what the rest of us play. This singular focus on putter performance and design since the early 90s has built a decades-long career and catalog of creations that continue to be used by players around the globe competing on the worldwide professional golf tours. The 2020-2021 PGA TOUR season was a special one, highlighted by historic wins and memorable moments. 

With the 2020-21 PGA TOUR wrapped for the season, we wanted to share a few notable Scotty Cameron putter highlights:

  • PGA Tour wins - 18 with a Scotty Cameron putters (12 for nearest competitor)
  • The Masters Champion played a Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  • Patrick Cantlay claimed the FedEx Cup & 2021 PGA Tour Player of the Year with his Phantom X 5 Tour Prototype
  • PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Will Zalatoris plays a Phantom X 11 Tour Prototype
  • 61 Combined Worldwide Tour Wins were claimed with a Scotty Cameron putter, on the PGA, LPGA, European, Korn Ferry, Champions, Japan, Korea, China, Sunshine, Australasian, Latinoamerica & Forme Tours

2021 saw the emergence of Scotty Cameron's Phantom X mallets as weekly fixtures on the leaderboard of the worldwide tours. Since their debut at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, Phantom X mallets made their way into the bags of some of the game’s top players and being trusted to multiple wins. Some Phantom X highlights of the season include: 

  • Max Homa gamed a new Phantom X 11.5 prototype to victory at the Genesis Invitational in January
  • In March, Justin Thomas made a Sunday charge with his X 5.5 Prototype to claim victory at THE PLAYERS Championship
  • At the Dell WGC Championship in March, match-play ace Ian Poulter used a Phantom X 11 prototype for his 6 and 5 opening round victory
  • The winning continued into May, as Titleist FPL Garrick Higgo put a new Phantom X 5.5 to use, winning the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open and Canary Islands Championship on the European Tour, and came to the PGA Tour and won the Palmetto Championship at Congaree in June in his second PGA Tour start, a Tour record

  • On May 23, Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Young – playing a Phantom X 11 Tour prototype putter – became the first player since 2018 to complete a wire-to-wire victory on the Korn Ferry Tour 
  • Young then followed that win up with another the following week on May 30, going back-to-back, wire-to-wire on the Korn Ferry Tour with a runaway five-shot victory at The Glen Club and taking the Evans Scholar Invitational

With her historic win in Tokyo, Titleist Brand Ambassador Nelly Korda became the first golfer to win an Olympic gold medal and major championship in the same year, relying on her Special Select Squareback 2 (SB-2) Tourtype SSS Prototype.

Korda posted four rounds in the 60s at Kasumigaseki Country Club’s East Course, including a second-round 9-under 62, two-putting for par from just inside 30 feet on the 72nd hole to win by one shot. The 23-year-old World No. 1, who claimed her first major in June at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, has now won three of her past four individual tournaments.

At the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Cam Smith tied the TOUR record for fewest putts in a round (18) during his second-round 62 using his Scotty Cameron 009M tour prototype.

It was the closing stretch of the season that brought perhaps the most excitement to cap an already memorable year for Scotty Cameron putters. Patrick Cantlay, who would ultimately finish the year as the FedEx Cup champion, recorded the TOUR’s all-time putting performance at the BMW Championship with his Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype putter. Cantlay gained more strokes putting (+14.6) than any player in a single tournament since they began tracking the statistic in 2004. He made 537 feet of putts over the 72 holes of regulation, the longest of any player on the PGA TOUR this season by a margin of 30 feet. Cantlay added another 33 feet, 6 inches of putts in the playoff, putting him over 570 feet (longer than 1 ½ football fields) for the week.

And to cap off an already impressive season, a Scotty Cameron Fastback 1.5 Tour Prototype putter was trusted to victory on the final putt that clinched the Solheim Cup victory for the European team.

As Scotty puts the finishing touches on all-new product concepts being dialed in for the upcoming season, we can only wait with anticipation as to what a new season of golf--and putters--will bring for Scotty Cameron. 

See the list of Tour Victories by Scotty Cameron putter players.