GET HOT ON THE GREENS
Why I’m rolling in more putts than ever
Why I expect to make everything inside 15 feet.
ased on my play this year, with a win on the European Tour at the start of the season and six top-three finishes on the PGA Tour since April, I can see why you might think I’ve become a good putter overnight. When I shot 61 in the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August, including a 27 on the back nine, I had 11 consecutive one-putts. Five of those birdie putts were longer than 13 feet. So it’s true that I’m rolling in a lot of putts I used to miss. But if you look at my statistics, I’ve actually putted well the last three years. It’s not like I just flipped a switch. I’ve steadily improved since I changed my grip and tweaked my stroke. When you step back and look at it, the most important thing for becoming a good putter is feel. And right now, I’m feeling good. Here’s how I got into that comfort zone. –With Ron Kaspriske