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John Daly started putting one-handed on Sunday for some reason

July 10, 2016

For years, putting guru Dave Stockton has suggested golfers practice their stroke on the greens using just their left hand. And on Sunday, John Daly decided to give it a try. In the middle of a round.

At some point during Daly's final round at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, the colorful PGA Tour Champions player began hitting putts left-handed. Watch this (bad) birdie attempt on the 13th hole:

We can only assume Daly wasn't happy with his putting to make such a drastic change. Despite a disappointing 73, Daly still finished T-11, his best performance in seven starts on the senior tour. Paul Goydos closed with a 69 to win his third PGA Tour Champions title.

It's unclear how many putts Daly hit like this (not that he tapped in using both hands). But if you listen to the announcers, you can tell this wasn't the first time. Also, one announcer noted that he hadn't come close to holing a putt since the switch, but the other announcer mused his "speed's better." We'll have to wait and see (and hope) if that's enough for JD to keep this up at the British Open.