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Nick's Tricks

4 key shots around the green...and how to drill the putt

December 2012
Nick Watney

MY PUTTING COUNTDOWN

My goal this year was to bring my stroke from the practice green--where sometimes it seems I make everything--to the course. When a putt was important, I had a bad habit of taking extra time over it, which threw off my rhythm. So I started counting to five in my head. Each count corresponds to a part of my routine (below, left). It helps me stay natural and reactive.

NICK WATNEY is a five-time winner on the PGA Tour. In 2012, he ranked eighth in total distance of putts holed (78 feet per round).

Watney's favorite cause: Birdies For The Brave
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