The recently implemented rule against anchoring caused Adam Scott to abandon the long putter he had been using for several years.

Much of the headlines that surrounded the Queenslander – well, the ones that weren’t about him becoming a father – in 2015 were about how he was going to deal with using the short putter come January this year.

Fans worried about how Scott was going to adjust after so much success with the anchored long putter. After all, he used it to reignite his game after a form slump in 2009/10 and the switch ultimately led to his 2013 Masters victory. Scott then struggled toward the end of last year after making the change a few months early.

However, Scott is now adamant there is no issue with his putting after last week’s form on the greens left him one shot behind winner Bubba Watson in the US PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open.

“There is no issue,” Scott said. “You can always putt better, but I honestly believe I will be a better putter than ever going forward and my goal is to be the best putter out here.”

That’s music to Australian ears less than two months out from The Masters.