The Most Important Club in the Bag

By Alex Conner

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Improving efficiency with the putter is commonly preached to golfers as the easiest way to save a couple strokes each round. However, does this prove to be the case with pros? The PGA Tour houses the best golfers in the world, and fans love watching them pull off amazing shots and bomb 350 yard drives, because just a small fraction of people have been gifted the abilities possessed by pros like Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, and Phil Mickelson. But when analyzing tour performance during recent seasons, we find that those 350-yarders don’t always get results unless they’re paired with efficiency with the putter.  Take Jordan Spieth for example: he’s arguably the best putter on tour, but compared to his colleagues he’s mediocre in driving distance. Regardless, golf fans worldwide never fail to be amazed by Jordan Spieth’s golfing abilities.

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