par-4 18th hole at Quail Hollow
playoff hole at the Wachovia Championship
How come Furyk is the Tour's most clutch short-game player not named Tiger
Woods? First, Furyk never tinkers with his full swing and is a feel player with
his woods and irons, so his approach with those clubs filters down to his
chipping and putting. Second, Furyk always goes through an elaborate preshot
routine, which gives him the preternatural calm he showed on the crucial par
putts he holed at 18, both in regulation and the playoff.
Putts Is As Easy As A-B-C
The best short
putters keep the blade low going back. To do that, you must maintain the cup,
or bend, in your right wrist from start to finish. This drill will help. Grip
the putter with your right hand only. Address the ball so that the shaft points
at the middle of your chest. Place a second ball on your line but in front of
your back foot (A). Take the putter back low so it pushes the rear ball
straight back (B). Finish your stroke (C).
teaches at Nantucket (Mass.) Golf Club.
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