None in the top six - Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker, Kevin Streelman, Billy Horschel, Matt Kuchar or Phil Mickelson - anchor. Scott is seventh.
"I knew when he (Scott) won the Masters, they would switch to the short putter," Westfall said. "They don't want to see a long putter win these tournaments. You can take a guy on the tour who hits it 345 yards and hits it straight and hits his wedges good, he has a good chance of scoring. That (equipment) has changed the game more than any of these things."
Berner and Westfall agree that oversized club heads and different golf balls designed to help long hitters and short games have impacted the game more than anything.
"If the USGA wants to tackle something, attack the ball and attack the driver," Westfall said. "That has changed the game for the tour guys, these young bucks who hit it nine miles. If (Jack) Nicklaus would've played today's game, Freddie Couples said Nicklaus would've hit the ball 375 yards."
Ken Tackett, the executive director of the WVGA, said many of the other equipment improvements fell through the cracks and he's glad this one didn't.
"Certain things have gotten past them, specifically the golf ball and the material that golf clubs are made of, like shafts that are so light and stiff," Tackett said. "This might be a step in the right direction to curb some of those mistakes made with not stopping technology."
It started with Charlie Owens in 1983, when he began using a 51-inch putter anchored to his sternum, helping him to win twice in 1986.
In 1991, Rocco Mediate became the first player to win a PGA Tour event with a putter anchored to his sternum.
Paul Azinger declared, in 2000, that he was "instantly better," anchoring his putter after winning his first PGA Tour event in more than six years.
Players have 2 1/2 years to change their putting style. The players most affected will likely be those on the Champions Tour - the PGA Tour's senior tour.
However, it will have an indelible impact on the PGA Tour as well.
"I think it'll affect a lot of people," Westfall said. "I'm really not going to worry about it until the time comes. It's definitely going to be an adjustment. It might work out for the best, you know?"
Said Berner: "I hope it doesn't hurt (my game). I don't think it will. Is it an advantage? A couple shots, on the greens, the 3-footers, it'll make a difference. I'll use it until 2016."
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