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Bubba's Putting

March 10, 2011 - Steve Anderson
I was watching the golf on TV a few weeks ago when Bubba Watson won the tournament and Phil MIckelson finished in 2nd. With both of them being lefties like myself I was rather pleased. During the telecast the announcers referred to a stat about Bubba from last year that was truly unbelieveable and I can say that I've never heard anything like it.

In 2010, for the whole year of golf that Bubba played, some 30 tournaments, he had a total of 760 putts that were in the 3-4 foot zone. He missed.....ONE. ONE !, that incredible. I'm a golf professional and a good putter but if I had 760 of these putts I'd miss 100-150 and be very pleased. I'd be making like 5 out of 6 from 4 feet, a pretty good percentage. He missed just one and these were putts on US Open greens, Augusta National greens, hilly greens, and all under pressure for a lot of money. No kidding why he had a good year then.

The tour average for putts in an 18 hole round is 28. The national average for amateurs is 43 putts per 18. The pros beat us by 15 shots just putting aside from the fact that they hit it much farther and straighter than we do to.

What's the saying....those guys are good.!!


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