HOW I FIND THE OPTIMUM SET-UP
Using a mirror sets my eyes in the perfect position.
“The first thing myself and Colin do every week on the practice putting green at a tour event is calibrate my putting set-up. I use a mirror on the ground and
a device we call ‘the guru’. This makes sure my left eye is over the top of the ball and slightly inside the target line.
“This is the optimum position for me to see the putt without any parallax – the effect where the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions. In simple terms, if your head and eyes aren’t in the correct position over the ball, you won’t be able to accurately see a straight line to the hole.
“You must address the ball in a way that enables you to make a consistent, controlled and repeatable stroke with only minimal compensations.”