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Why I’m rolling in more putts than ever

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Contents 12/ 14 - BySer­gioGar­cia

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

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