On today’s Tour Championship pregame coverage, the Golf Channel showed Tiger gave good buddy O’Hair a putting lesson in a practice round. O’Hair looked frustrated and baffled by his own stroke. The stats reveal O’Hair isn’t the best putter — he’s ranked 159th on Tour for Putts Per Round.
He said, “[Tiger] asked how I felt about my putting and took a look. I asked him a few questions and he showed me a few things. Very helpful stuff…It’s nice to pick his brain. I worked on it hard yesterday.”
It appears the tips and practice are paying off. He putted well and ranks first in the field for Putts Per GIR today. More notable, he shot 4-under 66 to take the early lead. Tiger, Padraig Harrington and Stewart Cink trail by one.
So, remember: It’s not the game. But practice! And Tiger’s advice is money.