par-5 7th at Quail Hollow Club
WHEN: Final round
of the Wachovia Championship
Putting is the
best part of Woods's game, as he showed on the front nine on Sunday by holing
three birdie putts from between eight and 21 feet, plus the monster eagle. At
impact his putter is perpendicular to the target line, so his ball rolls end
over end with no sidespin. When watching Woods putt, pay attention to the
close-up shots that focus on the straight black line on his ball. It never
swerves, even on misses.
Line Never Wavers
On Perfect Putts
To learn to make
square and solid contact, practice with a two-colored ball (right) or draw a
thick straight line along the equator of your ball. The ball should roll end
over end all the way to the hole, even on putts that break. If you've hit a
solid putt with no sidespin, the black line or the line formed where the two
colors meet will remain perpendicular to the ground and not swerve a bit.
Mark Wood teaches
at the Cornerstone Club in Montrose, Colo.