On the 72nd green of the Wyndham Champi- onship, Jason Gore had a 51-foot birdie to force a playoff with Davis Love III. However, a two-putt par would let him keep his PGA
Tour card for next season. With so much at stake, it’s interesting
that Gore’s fate came down to a nearly 50-year-old putter he had in
his hands. Gore uses an original Ping Scottsdale Anser he acquired
on his own a year and a half ago. According to Ping, the putter likely
was made in Karsten Solheim’s Scottsdale garage in 1966. Gore
understands the romance of using the iconic club, valued at $1,500.
“Look at it,” he said. “It has soul and character. I love the feel.”
Apparently so. Gore made that critical two-putt to keep his card and
finish second at the Wyndham, where he ranked first in strokes
gained/putting at 2.661. —E. Michael Johnson
from the 1960s
is a rare find.