How to Play Links Golf: Putting Under Pressure

The Open returns to Royal Portrush and Northern Ireland this week for the first time since 1951. All week long we’re sharing tips from our GOLF Academy lead coaches on how to best play links golf, and today, noted author and putting guru Todd Sones shares a tip on how to stop peeking early on the most pressure-packed of putts.

For the average recreational golfer, it could be a 6-foot putt to break 80 for the very first time or a 10-footer to win their Member Guest. And for the pros, it could be a 15-footer to capture the most iconic trophy in all of sports, the Claret Jug, which will be awarded to the winner of the 148thOpen on Sunday. Check out the following video from Sones on how to putt with your head still and make the most solid of contact when your knees are knocking over a big putt.