Jordan Spieth drills 91-foot putt at Sony Open for longest putt of career

Jordan Spieth is already one of the greatest putters of all-time, and he proved it once again in Hawaii at the Sony Open. In the video clip shared by the PGA Tour on Twitter, the putt looks ridiculously long, and it was, at 91-feet.

Most golfers would settle with a good lag putt. However, for a deadeye putter like Spieth, it can seem like a tap-in putt.

Although the three-time major champion has developed into a solid all-around player, two of his deadliest skills have been his putting and his scrambling (recovery). These are the reasons why has won so much already in his career, and as we know, putting gives you wins.

Putting is the reason why Ben Crenshaw, perhaps the greatest putter in golf history, won two Masters tournaments. It’s also the reason why Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods won at the insane rates they won.



Yeah, I think it’s time for us to pull out our putters and start practicing, after seeing Spieth’s super long putt. Ready your blades (putters) and head out to the battlefield (putting green)!

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Report: Robert Allenby Allegedly Kidnapped, Robbed, Beaten

 

 

Wow, this is not good. Robert Allenby who has had a solid career as a player on the PGA Tour, was allegedly kidnapped and robbed according to Steve Sands of Golf Channel.

 

He was with his caddie Mick Middlemo and a friend at a bar in Hawaii when they noticed that Allenby went missing. According to Sands, Middlemo said that Allenby was six miles away from the bar when he was found.

 

He didn’t have his wallet, cell phone, credit cards or any money. He didn’t even remember where he was and how he got there.

 

This is the picture Allenby took of his beating and shared on Twitter:

 

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Below is the video report from Steve Sands who broke the story:

Robert Allenby has won four times on the PGA Tour, four times on the European Tour and 13 times on the PGA of Australia.

Let’s hope Robert is OK and we all wish him a speedy recovery both mentally and physically.

Follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio and will try my best to keep up with any updates on this story.

 

 

 

 


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Three Cheers for the Red, White and Boo!

Boo Weekley, Your 2013 Crowne Plaza Invitational Champion and 2008 Ryder Cup Hero

Boo Weekley, Your 2013 Crowne Plaza Invitational Champion and 2008 Ryder Cup Hero

Once, a beloved Ryder Cup hero, pulled off a victory at Colonial for his third career PGA Tour victory. Doesn’t seem like a lot but he has been finishing fairly strong in tournaments throughout his career so he could have won at least two or three more tournaments. He’s a very good golfer and has great touch around the greens. He’s not a great putter but his approach from 200 yards out is terrific as he ranks 20th on the PGA Tour in that category. If his recovery and putting skills can improve then he will win many more tournaments on Tour but those are arguably the two most important skills to have and he doesn’t have them right now but is very good in every other area. Although his putting as a whole isn’t the best, his putting out of 25ft is phenomenal.

He’s a terrific ball striker and hits his irons and wedges well. He’s also extremely accurate off the tee and the more fairways he hits the more he’ll take advantage of his incredible Ball Striking skills. He’s 4th on Tour in Ball Striking and 18th in Driving Accuracy Percentage which shows how good of a player he is. Despite only having three wins, he is easily one of the most under rated players on Tour. He’s nearly masterful at skills a lot of other players don’t have. His putting just isn’t up to par. If he was a much better putter then he would be very dangerous on Tour. He’s 185th on Tour in Putting/Strokes Gained.

If his putting is improved then he could rise up in the ranks on Tour unless other skills start to fall off but when a player’s Accuracy and Ball Striking is as good as Boo’s, it’s almost impossible not to finish in the top 25 almost every tournament. He’s also terrific with Eagle opportunities, he’s 3rd on Tour with eight Eagles this season. He defeated another very accurate player and defending champion in Zach Johnson and an all around player in Matt Kuchar who then was the highest ranked player in the field. He’s finished in the top 10 three times this year, ranking tied for 8th, tied for 6th and 2nd respectively. The Tampa Bay Championship, where he finished 2nd, could have been his third victory before his victory at Colonial but just came up short.

He also has never finished worse than 70th all season with the exception of two missed cuts, one being at the Sony Open at the beginning of the season and one just last week at the HP Byron Nelson Championship ironically. So keep an eye out for Boo this year, although he’s still a very popular player, he’s an under rated player this year so keep an eye out because his latest victory in five year could be a momentum booster and the season is still fairly young.


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