Brandt Snedeker is one of the best putters in golf, and has been for a very long time. Since 2009, he's finished inside the top 8 on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Putting six times, and outside the top 10 five times (including this year so far, when he's 12th). His worst finish in the category was in 2014, when he was 28th on Tour.
In an age where golfers change putters almost as often as underwear, Snedeker's trusty Odyssey Rossie II model is exceptionally un-pristine. Frankly, it's a relative mess, its plating chipped and dinged from countless jostlings in the bag and jolts in air transit. The electric-blue grip is half-greyed with wear. We avid players who have a closet full of failed experiments, and fast-burning love affairs with putters gone sour can feel only envy at the sight.
Never mind that Snedeker is a long-term known quantity in professional golf. No golfer in his or her right mind would challenge the owner of such a worn wand to a putting contest. Shiny new flatsticks are fun to look at and break in, but there's something about the patina on putters of long tenures, like those Corey Pavin, Scott Verplank and Steve Stricker have won millions of dollars with. Jordan Spieth may be just 26 years old, but his trusty Teryllium Scotty Cameron must be at least 50 in putter-years. By that same token, Tiger's own Scotty must be older than Methuselah, not to mention richer than Croesus.