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April 2008
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"My grip is conventional. The handle runs under the butt of my left hand, and the back of my right hand is parallel to my left. I position both thumbs directly down the top of the handle, and my left forefinger lies across the fingers of my right hand, to provide unity."


"My father taught me to grip it with my left hand lower than my right, and my right index finger down the back of the shaft. He said Arnold Palmer and Gary Player told him they wished they had learned that way. It's easier to use the shoulders and not slap at it."


"I used to have a major forward press, but my hands have moved progressively back -- I think because I'm right-eye dominant. It might look to me like my hands are in the middle, when they're really not. Other than that, my grip is pretty standard."


"I change between left-hand low and right-hand low. It depends on how I feel over a putt. I separate my hands because I'm trying to get my right hand's fingers to touch my left forearm to keep everything working together."
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