READ + ROU­TINE

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best | -

I think ev­ery­thing you do be­fore you hit a putt should be done quickly. When I read the break, I do it from be­hind the ball and some­times from the lower side of the putt. But I don’t like to look at it from the other side of the hole. That can put doubt in your mind about what the putt’s go­ing to do. Once I have the line, I walk in, set up and hit the putt with­out hes­i­ta­tion. I don’t even take a prac­tice stroke. I haven’t counted, but the whole rou­tine from setup to putt prob­a­bly takes a to­tal of 10 seconds. In golf, the more time you spend think­ing, the less smooth you be­come. You get tight and start to sec­ond-guess your­self, so I try not to stand over the ball too long.

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