4 Keys to Sinking More Money Putts Like Gary Woodland

Gary Woodland Putting Tips

Heading into July, Gary Woodland ranks 115th on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Putting and outside the top 100 in most every other putting stat. But for four magical days at Pebble Beach in mid-June, Woodland put on a virtuoso putting performance to capture the U.S. Open Championship and his very first major. He ranked second to Webb Simpson in SG: Putting, picking up a full 8.29 strokes on the field—including 4.30 strokes in Round 2 when he shot a bogey-free 6-under-par 65. Woodland’s clutch putting stroke was a major reason why he posted just four bogeys all week and only one on the back nine.

With “Putt for Dough” Month winding down on Golf Channel, we had GOLF Academy lead coach John Richman of Martin City Golf Center in Kansas City, MO, break down a few of Woodland’s key putting fundamentals from the final round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Apply these principles to your putting routine and stroke to build a pressure-proof stroke, just like our current national champion.