Scott's anchored putting stroke has him near the top of the recent Masters

It's no coincidence that Adam Scott became better in majors after when he found consistency on the putting greens — and he credits his anchored putting stroke for the improvement.

Scott has finished tied for second and eighth the past two years on Augusta National's lightning-fast greens since switching to a long putter. He's been among the top 15 in six of the past eight major events, including his disappointing second-place at the British Open after leading by four strokes with four holes to play.

Scott's not pleased with a proposed rules change banning such putters in 2016. A decision is expected later this spring.

Until he's told differently, Scott will keep using the stroke when the Masters starts Thursday that's been so effective for him in recent years.