When I read a putt, it’s anything but blackout. I’m paying sharp attention. It’s a three-step process: First, I look from behind the ball to determine the line. Second, I walk along the low side of the putt to gauge the speed because it’s easier to see the slope. Third, I walk behind the cup, where I can then judge the line from another perspective. When I’m confident about my read – I know where I want to start the putt and what kind of speed I want to put on the ball – I step in. I always walk in from behind square to the line, holding the face of my putter in my left hand lightly like I am on page 50. It’s my habit. Stepping in the same way every time, whatever it is you do, is the one thing you can have total control over if you bother to make the effort.
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