Tom Watson: Solve Breaking Putts

Knock long, breaking putts closer more often.

Released on 9/9/2015

Transcript

00:05
This is the way I aim a putt.
00:08
I've determined, first of all,
00:09
that this putt breaks about five feet.
00:11
There's a big break in this putt.
00:13
The first ball right in front of this ball right here
00:16
is the Dave Stockton or Arnold Palmer method.
00:18
Both of them advised me just to pick a spot
00:21
on the maximum amount of break that you determine
00:25
is gonna happen in the putt, pick that spot
00:27
right in front of the ball and roll that over it.
00:30
This one is actually the maximum amount of break
00:33
that will be in the putt, right there,
00:36
it's a little bit closer, or two-thirds
00:38
of the way into the putt like that.
00:40
There's another way of aiming for the big breaking putt.
00:45
The method that I use is actually the far one over here,
00:48
which is 90 degrees from the hole that is also
00:52
on the line of the maximum break of this putt.
00:56
So this is what I do,
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obviously I can't use this ball
00:59
in front of it to make this putt.
01:02
But I'm gonna get up here, and I'm gonna aim
01:04
at that far ball, right there,
01:08
and make a stroke.
01:11
(club hits ball)
01:17
Just a little harder and that ball's in.
01:19
That's how I aim for a big breaking putt like that,
01:24
90 degrees from the hole, but you can do it
01:26
any of the three ways, and it's perfectly okay.
01:29
Good luck.
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