The Long-Distance Putter

Does a lucky putt count as a good putt? In Kevin's world, maybe, but Butch and Rickie know from experience that good technique is key for scoring.
Presented By Farmers Insurance

Released on 7/7/2017

Credits

Starring: Rickie Fowler and Butch Harmon

Transcript

00:00
[upbeat music]
00:05
Oh, ho,
00:07
wooh, come on, boy.
00:09
Let's do this, come on.
00:10
Oh, hey, guys.
00:12
You check out the hole lately?
00:13
There's a ball in it.
00:15
You almost shattered the flag.
00:16
Hey, man, a putt's a putt.
00:17
Last time I checked, my ball was in the hole.
00:19
Really?
00:21
First of all, you need to take the pin out when you putt.
00:23
That's a two-shot penalty for hitting the pin.
00:25
Duly noted.
00:26
Ricky, let's show him how to make one.
00:27
[upbeat music]
00:29
Yeah, maybe we should go help him out.
00:31
Yeah, no kidding.
00:33
[upbeat music]
00:37
Guys, oh, guys.
00:39
Guys.
00:41
You know, Ricky, you have experience.
00:42
One big putt.
00:43
You're one of the best putters that I know,
00:44
and this year, when you won at Honda on the back nine,
00:46
you made some really good putts.
00:48
I think a lot of it is, I want to react.
00:50
I see it.
00:51
I know what's going on around the putt,
00:53
and at least down to the hole and back.
00:55
And you get a feel for it.
00:56
Ultimately, it doesn't matter how long the putt is,
00:58
you're really focusing on your contact
01:00
and then the speed for that putt.
01:01
So all you can control is right here.
01:03
Let's see your routine here.
01:04
Your setup will be a lot more consistent
01:06
if you put the putter down first.
01:07
You kind of want your shoulders square,
01:09
hands can hang here.
01:11
Go ahead and get the grip.
01:12
Pressure-wise, you want it in the middle.
01:14
I try and fix my eyes on a specific spot behind the ball.
01:17
Some people like to look at a dimple on the ball.
01:19
I look at the grass right behind it.
01:21
That allows you to not let your eyes wander,
01:23
which makes the stroke a little bit more consistent.
01:26
I like that.
01:26
Come on in here.
01:27
Yeah, get in here where you can see this.
01:28
All right.
01:29
Let's show 'em a little something.
01:31
Can you get my ball while you're at it?
01:32
There's probably a ball in there.
01:33
We'll leave it in there for you.
01:35
[upbeat music]
01:43
Now that's how you do it.
01:44
Yeah, that's how we do it.
01:46
Me and Ricky, come on.
01:48
Okay.
01:49
We're like best friends now.
01:52
I don't think he's paying any attention,
01:54
but for those of you at home,
01:55
if you paid attention,
01:56
you're gonna putt a lot better.
01:58
Let's get out of here.
01:59
Yeah, see ya.
02:00
What'd I miss?
02:01
You're good.
02:03
Guys, check out this monkey,
02:04
14 million views so far.
02:06
[upbeat music]
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