There is no doubt that the 146th Open will be one of the most memorable for many years.
Spieth’s victory validated the importance of putting in golf. This, mixed with a good dose of grit, confidence and talent helps, all of which are the ingredients needed to make a champion golfer. The final two hours of The Open was the most eventful and exciting of any recent event, validating the importance of putting.
I would like to say that we wrote the book “The Fundamentals of Putting” based on Jordan Spieth’s putting style but it was written before Jordan turned professional. However, his putting stroke – except for the short putts (whatever is short in his mind) looking at the hole — epitomizes everything written in the book based on scientific principles.
I do, however, really hope he knows why he putts so well. If so, when his putting falters – which happens — he will easily be able to return to his impeccable stroke without having to aimlessly search for a fix which might worsen, rather than correct, any fault.
There is a major difference, however, between having a perfect putting stroke and being a champion of Spieth’s caliber, and this comes from inside the golfer and is very difficult to instill from outside of the being. His ability to read the greens and develop the unwavering confidence is the grit needed, concomitant with outstanding talent and hard work.
Yes, we have a true champion.
Well done, Jordan, stay with it, and be you. “Do not to follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” RWE
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