It’s a great time of year for playing and watching golf. The Masters is always a tournament won by having a great short game. This year was no different.
One of the tell-tale signs of the golfers that had a successful Masters tournament is who had the best putting statistics for the week. It’s not surprising that Patrick Reed was first among golfers in putting statistics that played all four rounds.
Here’s a look at some of the names that finished at the top for putting at Augusta:Putting Aid Pure Stroke
Patrick Reed: 1.44 putts per hole, only two three-putts for the week
Rory McIlroy: 1.51 putts per hole, two three-putts for the week
Tony Finau: 1.54 putts per hole, no three-putts for the week
Jon Rahm: 1.56 putts per hole, no three-putts for the week
That’s four out of the top 11, including your 2018 Masters champion being exceptional on the greens. What’s that mean for your game?
You can’t be great without putting.
While Augusta is a test for a golfer’s full game, it is notorious for the slippery greens. Each year, the winner is typically in the top 10 for the week in putting. It’s no coincidence.
What would working on your putting do for your game? Do you have goals for your game (lowering your handicap, being more of a team player in scrambles, etc.)? What could an extra 15 minutes of putting work per week do for your game?
Putting can wreck your round or make your round.
The only player that seemed likely to catch Patrick Reed entering the final round was Rory McIlroy. By the time he was on the 15th tee on Sunday, the opportunity to catch Reed was lost. A primary reason – seven putts missed inside 10 feet and four missed inside six feet.
Finishing six strokes off of Reed’s -15 total, how much could he have pushed Reed had he made all the six-foot and closer putts? Sometimes the shortest shots ensure the best results.
We don’t know about you, but the Masters always injects some energy into our golf games. It inspires us to get better, play more, and enjoy the golf season.
Now’s the perfect time to improve your putting. The 100% Pure Stroke® Putting Training Aid is a great tool that can go with you anywhere your putter goes. In the office during a break, on the greens before a round – use the Pure Stroke on your putter to hone in on the putting results you want.
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Enjoy your game!