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Is Tiger’s Problem the Belly Putter?

Written by Bobby Lopez


Posted on August 16 2012

Is Tiger’s Problem the Belly Putter?

Many are discussing the problems Tiger is having winning another major.  Changing swing coaches, swinging to hard on the golf course, maybe trying to hard and more.

Could it be that more players are using the belly putter and the long putter than ever before?  Could it be that golf companies are making more of long putters and making them better as well?  I went in a golf shop the other day and I noticed a considerable difference in the choices for belly putters and the like.

It’s also not just an old man’s putter to overcome nerves.  Younger plays on tour are using them.  Younger players are also putting cross handed.  Jack Nicklaus said that if he had it to do over again, he would have putted cross handed.

Let’s take a look at Tiger’s putting stroke on video and see if we can find any clues.