I've always been a streaky putter. Still am. But where I've improved is, my good streaks last a lot longer, and I'm making the putts I feel like I'm supposed to make. From five feet and in on the PGA Tour this year, I've made 728 of 749 attempts, which puts me in the top 25. And from four feet, I'm at 94 percent. OK, that's not every four-footer, but you'd take that number, right?
The reason I'm sinking more short putts is that over the past year or so I've worked hard to make my setup and stroke consistent and reliable. Now when I stand over a short one, all I worry about is rolling the ball on the correct line. If you address the ball the same way every time and practice good mechanics until they become second nature, you'll soon find that no four-footer will get you shaking. Here's how I improved my make percentage.