2003 Daily Putting Digest
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2003 1st Quarter -- January thru March

Davis Love trusts Titleist from tee-to-green at TPC - good putting (3rd with 1.687 putts per GIR and 5th with 27.3 total average putts per round) with Cameron Newport Beach, iseekgolf, Australia, Mar 31, 2003

Michelle Wie has 4 three-putts and 76 to fall out of contention, San Diego Union Tribune, CA, Mar 31, 2003

Product Report - Titleist redoing putter designs, GolfDigest.com, Mar 31, 2003

The Insider - Dale Fisher's Smart-Link allows adjustable lies for putters, GolfDigest.com, Mar 31, 2003

Soggy weekend sinks Weir's hopes, Ottawa Citizen, Canada, Mar 31, 2003

Love could have shot 60 at TPC but missed makeable birdie putts at 4, 5, 6, and 7, Fort Pierce Tribune, FL, Mar 31, 2003

Players Championship easy as I-II-III - Love avoids 3-putting for 4 days, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, Mar 31, 2003

Sorenstam misses a 3-footer for par and loses by one as Meunier-Lebouc wins first major, San Bernardino Sun, CA, 31 Mar 2003

Back nine three-putts for Wie and Sorenstam costly, Seattle Times, WA, 31 Mar 2003

Love wins Players Championship Topeka Capital Journal, KS, 31 Mar 2003

Love dominates all the players at Players - birdies and eagles from 12-, 3-, 4-, 6-, 20, and 10-feet, Times Picayune, LA, 31 Mar 2003

Cold weather stiffens Mediate's spine - only Love and 6 other have no three-putts in event, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, PA, 31 Mar 2003

Wetterich wins Louisiana Open at 24-under-par - goes round with only 28 putts, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser, LA, 31 Mar 2003

Brett Wetterich ties La. Open record on the way to win - Ken Duke misses three inside 5 feet to falter, Baton Rouge Advocate, LA, 31 Mar 2003

Guidera: Love toughs out second TPC win - past major putting woes recalled, Savannah Morning News, GA, 31 Mar 2003

Woods starts fast, then stumbles - Skip Kendall suffers blow-out over last six holes starting with a three-jack that Johnny Miller described as "the craziest putt" he'd ever seen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI, 31 Mar 2003

Kendall suffers $190,000 blowout over last six holes starting with "craziest" three putt - Allenby goes round with only 25 putts - no 3-putts for Love over 4 days, Wichita Eagle, KS, 30 Mar 2003

Love blitzes field at Players Championship: "All the putts went in. It seemed like every time I looked up, the ball was going into the middle of the hole."United Press International, 30 Mar 2003

Harrington's final round feautures two three-putts, showing inexperience in America, London Times, UK, 30 Mar 2003

Masters moment: Nick Faldo's 100-foot putt on No. 2 in 1989, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, CA, 30 Mar 2003

Wetterich holds La. Open lead - Duke sinks two monsters for birdies but misses a short one on 18th for bogey, Baton Rouge Advocate, LA, 30 Mar 2003

EuroTour-bound Marcus Fraser wins 2003 Volvo Trucks Golf Klassik - Gavin Hills struggles with green speed, iseekgolf, Australia, 30 Mar 2003

Love missing makeable putts, Boston Globe, MA, 30 Mar 2003

Brett Wetterich's 64 with 24 putts sets 54-hole record at Louisiana, Cincinnati Enquirer, OH, 30 Mar 2003

Haas' age doesn't hamper putting, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 30 Mar 2003

Darren Clarke's aversion to getting up early costs him 2 3-jacks, and now he's 3 off the lead, Toronto Star, Canada, 30 Mar 2003

Tiger keeps himself in the hunt, finishes with a 24-foot birdie, Toronto Star, Canada, 30 Mar 2003

Woods saves his round with 18-footer on 17th and 24-footer on 18th for birdies, Baltimore Sun, MD, 30 Mar 2003

Stewart Cink takes the talking cure with Preston Waddington to get over his fear of missing putts, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 30 Mar 2003

Making putts sorting out the teams at Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville Daily News, NC, 30 Mar 2003

Jeff Maggertr sticking lots of greens and holing putts inside 10 feet, Houston Chronicle, TX, 30 Mar 2003

Poor putting stroke stahls Mediate - with 30 putts, "I was a no-putting dog", Pittsburgh Tribune Review, PA, 30 Mar 2003

Haas making slew of 5- and 6-foot saving putts and a few 20-footers, Washington Post, DC, 30 Mar 2003

Woods has a poor day putting, Queensland Sunday Mail, Australia, 29 Mar 2003

Final TPC holes offer lots of drama - Dye greens built to play to the gallery, Lorne Rubenstein, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 29 Mar 2003

Sorenstam bobbles lead with three three-putts on fast desert greens, Salt Lake Tribune, UT, 29 Mar 2003

Harrington leads TPC after using only 52 putts in first two rounds, MSNBC, 29 Mar 2003

Padraig Harrington: If you're going to hit one good shot, it better be the putt." Gainesville Sun, FL, 29 Mar 2003

Wie's putting subpar, and not in a good way, Calgary Sun, Canada, 29 Mar 2003

Wier uses just 23 putts thru 16 holes, Calgary Sun, Canada, 29 Mar 2003

Adam Groom's accurate putting allows him to catch Zaw Moe to share Indian Open lead, Townsville Bulletin, Northern Australia, 29 Mar 2003

NCAA Div III: Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels have early lead at Camp Lejeune shooting for the middle of the greens and trying to sink 20 footers, Jacksonville Daily News, NC, 29 Mar 2003

UT alum Wes Short runs the tables putting and sets course record 61 at Louisiana Open, Hillsboro Free Press, KS, 29 Mar 2003

Queenslander Gavin Hills climbs to 2nd with three eagles and 24 total putts at Von Nida Tour Volvo Trucks Golf Klassik, iseekgolf, Australia, 29 Mar 2003

Al Attar secures Lexus title despite missing a 6-footer to fall into a playoff, Gulf News, United Arab Emirates, 29 Mar 2003

Darren Clarke declines opportunity to stop for oncoming storm and pays with a three-putt bogey, Gloucestershire Citizen, UK, 29 Mar 2003

Perks again peaks at TPC - putting well, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 29 Mar 2003

Good putts, no luck for Tiger - the four putts that got away, CNN/SI, 28 Mar 2003

Colin Montgomerie: “I am averaging 33 putts and that is far too many. I need to do something about it." London Times, UK, 28 Mar 2003

Harrington has sleepless night after suspension waiting to finish off a 6-footer for birdie - "I brooded on that putt all night but if you're within 15 feet on any of these greens you have a good chance of holing the putt." Glasgow Daily Record, UK, 28 Mar 2003

Tiger's 31 putts too many, New York Post, NY, 28 Mar 2003

Darren Clarke takes a putting lesson from Rotella, and bums it around with 33 putts, Guardian, UK, 27 Mar 2003

Darren Clarke holes only two putts inside 15 feet yet is happy with Bob Rotella's reworking of his routine to make it faster, Daily Telegraph, UK, 27 Mar 2003

Arjun Atwal four-putts from 25 feet, Star, Malaysia, 27 Mar 2003

Mike Miller gets a lesson from Brian Jones: Don't stand so far from the ball -- Mike Chillas drops the belly putter and his putts start dropping, European Tour, UK, 27 Mar 2003

Michelle Wie, 13: "Tee to green was perfect -- green to hole wasn't as good." San Antonio Express,  TX , 27 Mar 2003

Brett Wetterich, Ken Duke card 62s in Louisiana with hot putters -- Duke had 59 in his sights but 3-jacked 17th; Johnson County Sun, KS, 27 Mar 2003

Skip Kendall and son Noah hit every putt-putt course in Orlando -- good for his game, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI, 27 Mar 2003

Stylish start by Paul Lawrie -- Putting work in backyard garden paying off with 8 1-putts and 24 total putts, The Scotsman, UK, 27 Mar 2003

Jay Haas at 49: "I was never an unbelievable putter." New York Times, 27 Mar 2003

Tiger putting: 70 of 79 inside 15 feet, only 1 of 35 outside 15 feet, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 27 Mar 2003

Scotland's Doherty wins final of friends - Iles starts match with a 3-jack, Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia, 27 Mar 2003

Players putt for dough with Cameron - Golfweb, 26 Mar 2003

Alamagordo Tigers Coach Tommy Sandifer has a Girls Dynasty and a Boys Team that needs work putting and chipping, Alamogordo Daily News, NM, 26 Mar 2003

NZ's Bradley Iles putting great and set to take on Scotland's Jack Doherty in Aussie Amateur at Perth, Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 25 Mar 2003

Golfers dread to be in the grip of yips, ABS CBN News, Philippines, 25 Mar 2003

Crimson Tide Marie-Eve Dion wins Samford Invite by avoiding any three-putts, The Birmingham News, AL, 26 Mar 2003

Futures Tour pro-Am Team headed by Nicole Jeray putts its way to lead, News-Sun, FL, 26 Mar 2003

Ben Hogan museum opens - includes the cap and several putters he developed, Golfmagic.com, US, 25 Mar 2003

Midland College's Omar Sanchez posts a fine 68 with good putting to lead Chapparals in fight with New Mexico Junior College, Midland Reporter Telegram, TX, 25 Mar 2003

Brock Mackenzie Shoots Record 60 to Lead UW at Oregon - starts with a 1-foot eagle then goes 28-32 to tie Bryce Molder's NCAA record, set team record, and set course record -- "I was in the zone.", GoHuskies.com, 25 Mar 2003

Towering Tiger - no more kitchen privileges for Nordegren - Faxon blows 6-footer on 72nd hole to fall back into 3-way tie for 2nd, Miami Herald, FL, 24 Mar 2003

Pak rises to top as Sorenstam stalls - cans a 40-foot par-save on 71st hole to win by 1 over Park, Boston Globe, MA, 24 Mar 2003

Hot Robert Heaton takes out Ireland's Fabulous Murphy in SF City Championship - hot putting streaks helps him blister front nine with 6 birdies 28 for the side, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 24 Mar 2003

Sorenstam misses putt after putt and blows event with too many pars, not enough birdies, Gainesville Sun, FL, 24 Mar 2003

Wake Forest golfer Brent Wanner wins Schenkel - finds a way to roll the putts, Savannah Morning News, GA, 23 Mar 2003

Bradley Dredge at Madeira Island just misses 1st EuroTour 59 leaving two birdie putts on last 2 holes, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 23 Mar 2003

Tiger Takes 5-Stroke Lead at Bay Hill - Els struggles with green speed, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 23 Mar 2003

Annika ahead of Webb - Webb critical of green remodeling, The Australian, Australia, 23 Mar 2003

Wales' Bradley Dredge has 10 birdies and 1 eagle, but misses 11-footer and 30-footer on last two holes to leave the 1st EuroTour 59 on the course, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 23 Mar 2003

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sunny Saturday afternoon at the Bay Hill Club ... Houston Chronicle, TX, 23 Mar 2003

Gene Sauers plays with Tiger as clown to straight man, Daily Telegraph, UK, 22 Mar 2003

Friday's rain softens Bay Hill greens and Woods pours in the darts, Straits Times, Singapore, 22 Mar 2003

Kabushiki Kaisha Maruzen (K.K. Maruzen) and Kabushiki Kaisha Seima (K.K. Seima) have agreed to immediately cease the sale of their White Shot New Wave Twin Ball" putter, GolfDigest.com, 22 Mar 2003

DogLeg Right refocuses on putters in face of USGA opposition to driver innovations, GolfDigest.com, 22 Mar 2003

Els starts with a 50-footer then 3 birdie putts inside 10 feet; Woods misses two par putts inside 5 feet, Fresno Bee, CA, 22 Mar 2003

Champions Tour - Jim Ahern tells himself "I'm Bob Murphy putting" and shoots his lowest opening round, a 64, with just 26 putts, Orange County Register, CA, 22 Mar 2003

Baddeley charges to the lead - Lonard 3-putts last hole but still has a good day, Queensland Sunday Mail, Australia, 22 Mar 2003

Bob Murphy's former caddy tells Jim Ahern to imagine he's Bob Murphy putting, and it works like a charm, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 22 Mar 2003

Jim Ahern and Lanny Wadkins -- birdie machines sticking it close and closing the deal, Albany Area Advertiser, GA, 22 Mar 2003

Texas wind dries out the greens but players putting well, Harlingen Valley Morning Star, TX, 22 Mar 2003

Six Tied for Lead at Bay Hill - greens sound like concrete, Els 3-putts from 4 feet, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 21 Mar 2003

Rio Grande Valley Open - Ryan Palmer couldn't buy a putt while Jamie Rogers birdies 4 in a row for lead, Harlingen Valley Morning Star, TX, 21 Mar 2003

NBC analyst Gary Koch leads Champions Tour putting as a rookie, Orlando Sentinel, FL, 21 Mar 2003

Bayhill greens baking to concrete as Els 3-putts from 4 feet: "I did well most of the way, until I started practicing my putting," he cracked, Orlando Sentinel, FL, 21 Mar 2003

Jeff Maggert holes 31-footer thru fringe on 1st and then cans 13-footer on 18th for lead; writer Steve Campbell observes: "The greens were harder than calculus on an empty stomach.", Houston Chronicle, TX, 21 Mar 2003

Baddeley, a Wild Dresser, Tames Tough Bay Hill - "I was very patient, and I putted well,"New York Times, 21 Mar 2003

Colin Montgomery fluffs a 3-footer on 18th as cut looms, Glasgow Daily Record, UK, 20 Mar 2003

Federal Hotel Social: Bob Watts Landscaping putting competition was taken out by Dave Wilson with 12 putts, by Chinny Chin, Wellington Times, Australia, 20 Mar 2003

Faldo finds his touch to keep pace with Woods,Independent, UK, 20 Mar 2003

Spaniard Arruti in Madeira holing some long putts, European Tour, UK, 20 Mar 2003

Permian HS girls take 16-stroke lead in 3-5A tournament sparked by Megan O'Connell's 78 with just 31 putts, Odessa American, TX, 20 Mar 2003

St. Patricks day tourney winners enjoy luck on the greens - but not Butch Carlstedt, who faced a downhill putt for a birdie 4 but carded a triple bogey 8 after 5 putts, Fort Bragg Advocate-News, CA, 20 Mar 2003

That's the trouble with match play: too much sportsmanship - the art of conceding putts, by Hyun Moon, Sebastian Sun, FL, 20 Mar 2003

Second chances , second careers - Irish Senior Gerry O'Keefe credits greens practice with success, Waterford News, Ireland, 20 Mar 2003

A caddie's dream job - writer Randy Youngman caddies for Bruce Lietzke and learns not to read the putts - only three rules: "Show Up," "Keep Up," and "Shut Up," Orange County Register, CA, 20 Mar 2003

John Solheim inducted into his high school's hall of fame -- recalls making thousands of putters in Redwood City garage in late 1950s - early 1960s, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 20 Mar 2003

Half a century in the making - Palmer laments theft of Wilson putter after 1955 Canadian Open, Columbia State, SC, 20 Mar 2003

A putt above the rest - Steady putting stroke has made former Liberty County star Travis Mobley a consistent performer for Georgia Southern, which will play host to a strong field at this weekend's Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational. By Adam Van Brimmer, Savannah Morning News, GA, 20 Mar 2003

Gene Sauers at 40 game for another try - working with James Sieckmann to quieten his putting stroke, by Tim Guidera, Savannah Morning News, GA, 20 Mar 2003

Els and Woods familiar foes - only reason Els is not 6-0 this year is a spike mark on the 72nd green in Singapore, Steve Elling, Orlando Sentinel, 20 Mar 2003

Putts don't fall for BYU Cougars golfers in Texas - three misses for birdie inside 6 feet on last hole, by John Crockett, The BYU Newsnet, UT, 19 Mar 2003

"If you dont know how to putt", Sam Snead once advised, "play for $100 a putt, you'll learn real fast". EastsideBoxing.com, 19 Mar 2003

Von Nida Tour pros play at Pambula-Merimbula - Sydney's Matthew Ecob credits runner-up finish to new putter, Merimbula News Weekly, Australia, 19 Mar 2003

Woods, Els renew rivalry at Bay Hill Invitational - Woods 40-foot birdie to win playoff in 2000 Mercedes, Els 3-jacked 71st hole to lose 2000 Disney recalled, CNN/SI, 19 Mar 2003

Hinesville's Matthew Hammock of Savannah Country Day takes PJGT event - better ball striking, better putting, Coastal Courier, GA, 19 Mar 2003

Tommy Armour 's new putters and putter fitting - Gen-X's John Gutelius discusses new initiatives, CBS Sportsline, 19 Mar 2003

Golf's clash of the titans - Els is Woods' chief rival now, and Sergio Garcia and Charles Howell would be rivals, too, but neither can putt, Toronto Star, Canada, 19 Mar 2003

TODAY'S TIP - Nancy Bender, Valparaiso IN: make strokes running toe of putter along a baseboard to learn that pendulum stroke is shoulder movement only. Golf For Women Magazine, 19 Mar 2003

Laura Davies and Edi Dietisheim's new Ping putter 1996, Arizona Republic, AZ, 19 Mar 2003

Picking a Putter, Golf For Women Magazine, 19 Mar 2003

Elkington's 40-footer at Riviera to win 1995 PGA Championship in playoff with Montgomerie recalled, Golfmagic.com, US, 19 Mar 2003

Paul McGuinley and mental-toughness helpmate Nigel Mansell, London Times, UK, 18 Mar 2003

No love for Love - "If you're not a great putter, you can't be a great golfer.", Gary van Sickle, CNN/SI, 18 Mar 2003

You can strut without attitude - the follow-thru is a mindset thing, The Desert Sun, CA, 18 Mar 2003

Clemson's DJ Trahan has unfinished business - kicking in eagle putts, looking for NCAA honors, Hilton Head Island Packet, SC, 18 Mar 2003

Outtakes: Charles Howell III - "I throw my putter in the closet until it learns to act better." ESPN, 17 Mar 2003

Callaway Golf Halts Sale of Illegal 2-Ball Putter Knockoffs In Japan, 3-17-03

York foundry making golf putters the old way Rock Hill Herald, SC, 17 Mar 2003

Player's action can't influence partner's play - Rules on the Dancefloor, Knoxville News Sentinel, TN, 17 Mar 2003

Leonard takes advantage of Love's struggles to win - Love miscues on some crucial putts, Bedford Times Mail, IN, 17 Mar 2003

Lorne Rubenstein - Lorrie Kane on track with improved putting, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 17 Mar 2003

Purtzer putts his way to victory at SBC - 58-foot eagle on 72nd tops Gil Morgan by 1 when Morgan 3-putts from 30 feet, Orange County Register, CA, 17 Mar 2003

Ireland's Mark Murphy holes some amazing putts at SF 'City' Championship, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 17 Mar 2003

Augusta's Vaughn Taylor carpet bombs the field at Southern Hills Classic, Macon Telegraph, GA, 17 Mar 2003

Chip Shots - Leonard averages just 25.8 putts per round and hits his approaches to an average of 18 feet, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 17 Mar 2003

Doolan holds on as Park 3-putts from 12 feet and Kim misses a 4-footer, The News Journal, DE, 17 Mar 2003

Business Day - Paul McGinley: "Missed putts was the story for me this week.", 17 Mar 2003

HYDE: A bad ending to a bad tourney - "Losing" with poor play nets golfer $440,000 -- "winning" with poor play nets winner $900,000, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 17 Mar 2003

Teenager Christina Kim has a so-so day and still comes in 4th in debut LPGA appearance, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 16 Mar 2003

Big putts lift Asia past Japan, New Straits Times, Malaysia, 16 Mar 2003

Fichardt edges Kingston to claim Qatar title - gets a handle on the grain at the turn, Independent Online, South Africa, 16 Mar 2003

Chris Riley's 95 total putts only 2 above PGA Tour record, MSNBC, 16 Mar 2003

Asia lifts Dynasty Cup in style - Atwal's putting off, The Hindu, India, 16 Mar 2003

Christina Kim shoots 62 on her 19th birthday - two-putting for birdie twice, 1 8-footer for birdie, and 5 birdie putts inside 4 feet, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 16 Mar 2003

Peoples, Begay share lead at 14 under; Kelly ties Honda mark at 10 under with 1-putts on 1st ten holes and only 22 putts for the day, Miami Herald, FL, 15 Mar 2003

Aussie Dolan second despite career best - Meg Mallon leaves a 7-footer on the course and shoots 10-under 60 for 3-shot lead, Townsville Bulletin, Northern Australia, 15 Mar 2003

Mallon takes over lead in Arizona - 20-footer on 18th for 59 left short, CBC News, Canada, 15 Mar 2003

Gil Morgan leads by one at Valencia - His 65 round starts with a blazing 50-foot eagle on 1st hole, Sports Network, 15 Mar 2003

Lady Gamecock Tournament - SC's Kacy Thompson Tied For First Place with some nice putting, USCsports.com, 15 Mar 2003

Brehaut scrambles for share of lead at Honda Classic - replaced stolen putter with a heavier putter and uses only 24 putts en route to his best pro round yet, Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC, 14 Mar 2003

Champions/MasterCard Classic - "There's no such thing as a life-and-death putt after you've had a loaded gun put to your head," Walter Hall said [after Rolex robbery at gunpoint in Mexico City restaurant]. "Birdies and bogeys don't matter as much." - Golf Digest, 14 Mar 2003

Hopes high, scores low at Tight Lies tourney - Corpus Christi native Matt Loving has a tough day on the greens, Corpus Christi Caller Times, TX, 14 Mar 2003

Honours Even after opening day of Phoenix Dynasty Cup [Asia v. Japan matches] - Hejima Meshiai's 30-footer on 17th highlights action-packed event, European Tour, UK, 14 Mar 2003

Davis Love III - weekend greens are better with fewer players, Monterey County Herald, CA, 14 Mar 2003

Christina Kim's LPGA Debut: 64 - nothing settles a stomach better than making a long putt. - San Jose Mercury News, CA, 14 Mar 2003

Canada's Lorrie Kane grabs lead in LPGA in career-best round of 61 sparked by a 40-foot eagle, using a new Scotty Cameron putter; Atlanta's Tonya Gill rebuilt her putting stroke this winter and so far, so good, Business Day, South Africa, 14 Mar 2003

Kane on top after silky 61 - credits Scotty Cameron Futura putter with letting her steup square and keep ball on line, Toronto Star, Canada, 14 Mar 2003

Price thankful for short day's work after Chinese meal sends him trotting; Ian Woosnam has trouble reading grain and getting speed right with his long putter, Ireland Online, Ireland, 14 Mar 2003

Edwin D' Sa of the Times putts away to lift crown, Pune Newsline, India, 14 Mar 2003

Harinder Gupta cards four under 68 in amateur event; local Sandy Lehal cards 8 birdies and gives up 5 of them with 3-putts for 69, Chandigarh Newsline, India, 13 Mar 2003

Free agent Begay throws 'em off with his game - learned putting left-handed and right-handed at Stanford to pick the easier break, Palm Beach Post, FL, 13 Mar 2003

They never miss a shot - Shotlink includes a greenside geoimeter that reads length of all putts, Stuart News, FL, 13 Mar 2003

Begay ties PGA Tour best 63 with only 22 putts at Mirasol, Sebastian Sun, FL, 13 Mar 2003

Golf shop takes sport to new level - Sam Bankhead's "Putter Head's" shop in Pinehurst, Fayetteville Online, Fayetteville NC, 13 Mar 2003

Canada's Lorrie Kane and Atlanta's Tonya Gill putting lights out, PGA.com, 13 Mar 2003

Bob Uebelhor of Indianapolis named Clubmaker of the Year - PGA.com, 13 Mar 2003

Product report - Titleist Futura putter available April 1 - R&A reverses ruling, GolfDigest.com, 13 Mar 2003

The Insider - Bankrupt Carbite plans new putter, GolfDigest.com, 13 Mar 2003

The First Tee - "Just how important is putting to playing good golf? Consider that on the PGA Tour overall, players 3-putt only 4.1 percent of the time and 1-putt 26.1 percent of the time." Arizona Republic, 13 Mar 2003

Harrington's 26 putts don't count five "putts" from off green, IrishExaminer.com, Ireland, 12 Mar 2003

Star Rookie Christina Kim takes new putter and new aggressive putting into battle on LPGA, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 12 Mar 2003

Inside the Numbers: Sizing up Hoch, Furyk's putting stats, by Alex Miceli, Golf Press Association, 11 Mar 2003

HYDE: For caddie, a big payday - minitour legend Damon Green does it for Hoch with putt read, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 11 Mar 2003

Furyk knows trauma of Duval's vertigo - Kenny Perry learns benefit of putting practice - Weir can't get the Bermuda speed, Miami Herald, 10 Mar 2003

Hoch drains birdie putt for sudden-death victory - 10-footer was inside left going right, like the caddie said, and not breaking left like Hoch had seen Sunday evening, Golfweb, 10 Mar 2003

Lightening the load - Toms trades in his Scotty Cameron for a darker color Scotty Cameron prior to WGC Match, GolfDigest.com, 10 Mar 2003

What's in My Bag - Rich Beem trades in winning STX Tour Sync (International and PGA victories) for Scotty Cameron Studio Design 1, "just to shake things up", GolfDigest.com, 10 Mar 2003

Frank Talk - CNC putter milling makes the face flat, GolfDigest.com, 10 Mar 2003

Yuri Fudo sinks Nakano on fourth playoff hole - Japan LPGA money leader for 3 years wins 10.8 million yen with 9-foot birdie putt on 4th playoff hole, The Japan Times, Japan, 10 Mar 2003

Sorenstam's "average" putting likely to be tested on Colonial's fast greens, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, 10 Mar 2003

UNLV Rebels' finish bittersweet - team's bum putting on last two holes blows tournament - bogeys, 3-jacks, and missed short birdie putts, Las Vegas Review-Journal, NV, 10 Mar 2003

John Huston - putting well at Doral requires getting it inside 15 feet - Bermuda greens tricky to read, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 10 Mar 2003

Alabama's Lars Brovold second at Las Vegas - misses title by one when his 7-footer on last hole lips out, Tuscaloosa News, AL, 10 Mar 2003

Darkness halts conclusion at Doral - 2 birdie putts to wait for next light, March 9, 2003, GolfWeb Wire Services

Dutch masterpiece from Derksen stuns Els, DUBAI, 9 Mar 2003

Eger wins first Champions Golf Tour title - Lietzke's poor putting at 10-12 feet costs him, 10 Mar 2003, MEXICO CITY (AP)

Golfer's yips may be physical, BBC, UK, 10 Mar 2003

They're going extras - Fans chant into the darkness "Make Them Putt", Edmonton Sun, Canada, 10 Mar 2003

Tway's 65 footer at Doral, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 10 Mar 2003

Tee marks the spot - or does it ? - What putts do Furyk and Hoch face, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 10 Mar 2003

John Cranston on Tour - Balance Certified Golf

Tway bellies up, takes Doral lead - Reluctant putter change results in 4-under-par 68 in second round, MSNBC, 7 Mar 2003

Bob Tway: Getting more comfortable with belly putter Golf.com, 7 Mar 2003

Inside the Numbers: Franco finds putting touch Golf.com, 7 Mar 2003

Pampling shoots for vindication - birdie putting down to 64, Tacoma News Tribune, WA, 7 Mar 2003

Pampling shoots 64 at Doral - Tway latest convert to belly putter - Chicago Daily Herald, IL, 7 Mar 2003

Forsyth leads by one, red-hot Els lurks - Dubai greens perfect, ABS CBN News, Philippines, 7 Mar 2003

Ugly opener - Doral bermuda greens stumps Weir's distance control - blows putts long, wimps putts short all day, Calgary Sun, Canada, 7 Mar 2003

Peter O'Malley's newly legalized "branding iron" putter sizzles for 8 birdies in Christchurch, New Zealand Herald,New Zealand, 7 Mar 2003

Pampling leads by one at Ford - Hoch switches to Scotty Cameron Futura putter, Florida Today, FL, 7 Mar 2003

For Hoch, proof is in the putter - goes around with 29 putts using the Futura putter, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 7 Mar 2003

Hoch plays way into contention - impressed with Futura putter, Orlando Sentinel, FL, 7 Mar 2003

Joe Ogilvie keeps up hot form on green in Chrsitchurch - Craig Campbell says "the greens are as good as you can hope to putt on", Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand, 7 Mar 2003

Drummond sets early pace in Zambia with 2 eagles, 5 birdies, and 1 bogey -- hits the flag all day and rolls in short putts, European Tour, UK, 6 Mar 2003

Tour moves to Florida, where grass is Bermuda, USA Today, 6 Mar 2003

Els storms to early lead in Dubai - England's Greg Owens suffers untimely 3-putt, Business Day, South Africa, 6 Mar 2003

West Coast can't be beat - hot putting on poa greens, Orange County Register, CA, 6 Mar 2003

Beaufort Academy edges Hilton Head Preparatory golfers - Beaufort junior Mark Anderson rolls his rock, Hilton Head Island Packet, SC, 6 Mar 2003

New attitude works for Weir - works mostly on putts 6 feet and under, FOX Sports, 5 Mar 2003

Srixon expands North American catalog in 2003 - adds line of putters, March 5, 2003, By Chuck Stogel

Unmatched: Woods living up to his promise of an improved game - at the end of last year, the knee hurt so bad he couldn't bend to read putts and had his caddie read them, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 5 Mar 2003

Scott, Lickliter and Ogilvie add to Titleist success - Scotty Cameron putters ruling the Tour so far, iseekgolf, Australia, 5 Mar 2003

Freshman leads OCU to Ladies title - quick greens in Shreveport test the three Emilys, Shreveport Times, LA, 5 Mar 2003

Stout field - Matt Mocniak recalls poor putting that made him miss Q-School Stage 1 qualifying by a single stroke, Victoria Advocate, TX, 5 Mar 2003

'A pretty punishing life' - Paul Bondeson's demons and the 72nd hole at Doral, Palm Beach Post, FL, 5 Mar 2003

Els and Clarke steal Jebel Ali thunder - Darren Clarke burning up the greens at Dubai, Gulf News, United Arab Emirates, 5 Mar 2003

Men's Golf 13th At Cleveland Golf Classic - putting woes knock Beavers off the Totem pole, OSUBeavers.com, 5 Mar 2003

Insider: Resurgent Haas ready for next step - Putting helps make 2003 his best year ever at 49, FOX Sports, 5 Mar 2003

Former Gopher gets first big payday - Aaron Barber drops Taylormade putter for Titleist, Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN, 4 Mar 2003

K-State women finish fifth at Texas A&M "Mo"morial Invitational - Team can't get any putts to fall, K-StateSports.com, 4 Mar 2003

Most Golf 'Yippers' Perceive Symptoms as Physical, Not Psychological, ScienceBlog.com, 4 Mar 2003

Scott, 22, reminds some of Woods - blames poor putting inside 6 feet, USA Today, 4 Mar 2003

Desert brush-off - Woods praises Els, says he's burying every putt inside 12 feet, Miami Herald, FL, 4 Mar 2003

Woods already in top form - still beating himself with so-so putting, just not beating himself enough to lose, Farmington Daily Times, NM, 4 Mar 2003

Bowden, Peterson get qualifier spots - Craig Bowden drops a bomb to qualify for Doral, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 4 Mar 2003

It's up, up and away for teenager Matthew Kent - 15 year old at Clovelly GC follows in Bobby Locke's footsteps, The Star, Africa, 4 Mar 2003

Notebook: Aussie wins consolation despite struggles on last 10 holes - Woods' semi-final 15-footer to win hits a hapless bee in the butt, MSNBC, 3 Mar 2003

Woods fends off charging Toms - Toms' putting skills outgunned by Woods' driver and 3 club advantage into the greens, Arizona Daily Sun, AZ, 3 Mar 2003

Woods shows why he's best - putts like a dog and still wins, Cincinnati Post, OH, 3 Mar 2003

Tiger holds off gritty Toms - Woods, "I missed a ton of putts today." The Desert Sun, CA, 3 Mar 2003

TEARS AFTER MHAIRI McKAY LIFTS FIRST TROPHY - American caddie Jeff King's putt reading helps out, Glasgow Daily Record, UK, 2 Mar 2003

Putt costs Adam Scott shot at $2.2m, The Australian, Australia, 2 Mar 2003

Woods 4-up at midway point of final match - both Toms and Woods missing lots of putts in first 18 holes of finals, Hillsboro Free Press, KS, 2 Mar 2003

Helping Lefty get right is Harmon's next pet project - Butch to try to fix Phil's short-putt problems?, Miami Herald, FL, 2 Mar 2003

Lickliter Goes Up by 4 Strokes - 3rd round 70 plauged by poor putting as field drifts back, The Olympian, WA, 2 Mar 2003

And then there were two at Match Play - Scott misses 3 crucial putts in losing to Woods, The Desert Sun, CA, 02 Mar 2003

Adam Scott's putting woes in battle with Tiger, United Press International, 01 Mar 2003

Woods' magical display crushes Hoch - slows down the speed of his stroke, Daily Telegraph, UK, 01 Mar 2003

Hot Tiger Woods Faces Hoch in Match Play - Putting details in matches against Scott and Hoch, Stamford Advocate, CT, 01 Mar 2003

England veterans to do battle - Karrie Webb's putting not too pretty, Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia, 01 Mar 2003

Woods routs Leany despite poor putting speed control that blows a 35-footer 15 feet past the hole, Northwest Georgia Community Newspapers, GA, 28 Feb 2003

Arkansas State's Wixon Huffstetler fires 66 with only 19 putts, Clemson's Trahan struggles on difficult greens, Baton Rouge Advocate, LA, 28 Feb 2003

DICKY PRIDE LEADS CHRYSLER CLASSIC AFTER 54 - Takes only 20 putts, SkySports, UK, 28 Feb 2003

Woods, Mickelson advance at World Matchplay - Faxon's stumbling putter allows Mickelson to slip by, Independent Online, South Africa, 28 Feb 2003

Interviews: David Toms, Jim Furyk and others - 85-footer from off the green, long putts for par, Hoch see's Scotty for Stroke, FOX Sports, 28 Feb 2003

Justin Rose: Thought he had lost on first extra hole - "It all comes down to the green at the end of the day.", FOX Sports, 27 Feb 2003

Golf: Putter does job for Tataurangi, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 27 Feb 2003

Veterans Golf - Bernie Newberry takes 15 putts on front and only 10 on back nine, Guyra Argus, Australia - 26 Feb 2003

Longmuir looks for redemption - Scot Bill Longmuir's career plagued by missed short putts, The Scotsman, UK - 26 Feb 2003

Montgomerie, DiMarco among 32 making early exit - Taturangi 20-footer ices Els, Woods 12-footer saves his bacon, Duval and Garcia 3-jack and pack! - ABC12.com, MI, 26 Feb 2003

Aim High, Go Low - Annika Sorenstam's climb up the putting stats in 2002, Golf For Women Magazine, 26 Feb 2003

Mickelson switches out Cameron putters, Spike McRoy does well with Nike prototype putter, GolfDigest.com, 25 Feb 2003

Weir in high gear - Toronto Sun, Canada, 25 Feb 2003

Weir comes from 7 shots behind to clinch play-off - great putting paying off big, Straits Times, Singapore, 24 Feb 2003

GOLF ROUNDUP - Howell misses every putt outside 5 feet to squander lead in Nissan Open final round and allow Weir to make up 7-shot deficit, Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX, 24 Feb 2003

Atwal holds off Goosen to win Malaysian Open - wins putting battle, Daily Express, Malaysia, 23 Feb 2003

Match Game - Bob Estes is a rarity among pro golfers because he: a) uses a baseball grip b) closes his eyes when he putts c) comes from Alaska, San Diego Union Tribune, CA, 23 Feb 2003

Lightning halts play at Verizon with Fleisher leading - wind wreaks havoc with Irwin's putting, FOX Sports, 23 Feb 2003

Charles Howell in charge at Nissan Open - putting 31 of 33 inside 10 feet, and 26 for 26 inside 7 feet thru 54 holes, Grand Forks Herald, ND, 23 Feb 2003

Funk uses short stick to take the lead - just 23 putts for the round, Record-Searchlight, CA, 22 Feb 2003

DUVAL IN THE HUNT - drops 3 long putts outside 40 feet, New York Post, NY, 22 Feb 2003

Howell takes second-round Lead - Nick Price's putting cools, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, CA, 22 Feb 2003

Turn off the ! @ # $ phone - Woods distracted by stupid fan's phone while Funk cruises around with 11 1-putt greens, Straits Times, Singapore, 21 Feb 2003

Playing At His Own Pace - UNC's Dustin Bray has a pretty good short game, The Daily Tar Heel, 21 Feb 2003

Fan with a cellphone does Tiger no favours - two three-jacks and other misses on the green not good, Independent Online, South Africa, 21 Feb 2003

Wind makes things funky - as usual, Riviera spikes up, but Sluman still drains 18-footer on 18th green, Los Angeles Times, CA, 20 Feb 2003

New Zealander Brenda Ormsby who turned professional at 44 turns back on circuit - shoots six-under by dropping three putts outside 30 feet plus a bunch of tap ins, FOX Sports, 20 Feb 2003

Warm up, wise up, and enjoy yourself -- Winter greens, News Shopper, UK, 19 Feb 2003

New respect for the old guys -- Putting skills keep oldsters in the hunt, GolfDigest.com, 18 Feb 2003

'The Monty Thing', GolfDigest.com, 18 Feb 2003

Immovable objects -- Dave Barr's old putter, GolfDigest.com, 18 Feb 2003

We'll be senior at Goonawarra -- 22 carat Dint Putter mini-golf contest , Bacchus Marsh Express Telegraph, Australia, 17 Feb 2003

Golf/Malaysian Open: On a hot run -- Padraig Harrington's 4-sided putt reading routine, Malay Mail, Malaysia, 17 Feb 2003

Business Insider: Nike Golf ready to roll out its new Blue Chips, 17 Feb 2003

Robert Gamez Teams With Zoeller to Represent 'The Putting Peg', 16 Feb 2003 Contact Dave Lobeck President & COO Fuzzy Zoeller Productions, Inc. 812-246-8200 dave@fuz.com www.puttingpeg.com

Sergio's putting still hurting him in Australia, The Age, Australia, 14 Feb 2003

SI.com - GOLFONLINE - The Week: Loving Life A new attitude and a lift from the Tour's top putter helped Davis Love III win for the first time in two years -- mechanical putting keeps him classified as the golfer who got the least out of the most talent, Alan Shipnuck, 13 Feb 2003

The Mercury: Back problems restrict Terry price to a lot of putting practice -- that, and a belly putter, paying off these days, 13 Feb 2003

Orville Moody putted cross-handed to win the 1969 US Open, overcoming his problems, before he later switched to the broom handle, Chicago Sun Times, 13 Feb 2003

Dave Barr's MacGregor CB-5 in his bag since 1971, Pasadena Star-News, 13 Feb 2003

PGA.com - Armour unveils putter fitting system - The Todd Sones Tri-Measure Custom Putter Fitting System, 12 Feb 2003

Rubenstein: Barr lasts by doing things his way, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 12 Feb 2003

Lehman drops mid-length and takes up C-Groove putter after miss at Pebble Beach, GolfDigest.com, 12 Feb 2003

Chasing Tiger's tail - Garcia tosses the belly putter, looking to get a lot better, The Age, Australia, 11 Feb 2003

Dave Barr becomes first Canadian to ever win Champions Tour event - Gil Morgan's putting inside 10 feet fails him, Guelph Mercury, Canada, 10 Feb 2003

The Sacramento Bee -- sacbee.com -- 18th green at Pebble Beach a little skimpy from sea salt - Lehman misreads the speed on crucial 5-footer, 10 Feb 2003

Modbee.com | The Modesto Bee, AT&T Notes: Lehman stays upbeat in defeat - putter woes continue from the Hope - Tom Lehman, who was solid on the greens with only 29 putts and a clutch birdie putt on 17, couldn't cash in on a big opportunity on 18, 10 Feb 2003

The Miami Herald | 02/10/2003 | Better late than never -- Barr birdies final four holes to earn 1st win in 16 years - Barr's old MacGregor CB-5 still perking along, By JEFF SHAIN, jshain@herald.com, 10 Feb 2003

February  10, 2003 | Last update 9:43:30 PM Inside the Numbers: Back nine greens leave Weir weary by Jennifer Gardner, Golf Press Association

Barr's Patience With Putter Pays Off, Miami Herald, FL, 10 Feb 2003

False start for Scott but path to success is clear-cut Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, 08 Feb 2003

Lab report - Bettinardi mills four putters for Ben Hogan Golf, GolfDigest.com, 4 Feb 2003

Callaway Golf Ball Staff Professional Lian-Wei Zhang Uses White Hot 2-ball putter in Singapore Win, Yahoo News, 30 Jan 2003

Champions Tour Mastercard Winner Quigley uses Oddyssey Putter, Yahoo News, 3 Feb 2003

Fuzzy Credits 10 one-putts is 2002 Senior Tour Championship to Putting Peg, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 5 Feb 2003

Lame Tiger's just like us - Carpet Practicing his Putting, Golfmagic.com, US, 5 Feb 2003

Length, putting challenges for Annika to overcome on PGA Tour by Jim Wilson, Golf Press Association, 4 Feb 2003

Callaway Golf Adds Two New Models to Best-Selling Line of Odyssey Putters, Yahoo News, 23 Jan 2003

Ernie puts on a show, and pockets the dough - driving for dough and putting for dough - Faldo leads putting stats (27.5) but Els is second (28), Independent Online, South Africa, 3 Feb 2003

GOLF: Draper Resident Ends Drought with Victory - Offseason work on putting paying off, Salt Lake Tribune, UT, 3 Feb 2003

Quigley wins MasterCard Championship - Dedication to being one of the best putters in golf has him putting better than ever, Sporting News, 3 Feb 2003

Bruce Lietzke says wind makes using his long putter tougher - Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI, 3 Feb 2003

PGA.com - Nike Golf rolls out its new Blue Chip Putter line, 1 Feb 2003

PGA.com - In putters, two-ball technology continues to gain, 1 Feb 2003
Wednesday from the PGA Merchandise Show - Nike Putters, GolfDigest.com, 23 Jan 2003
Faint Hope for Ames - betrayed by wonky putter, Calgary Sun, Canada, 2 Feb 2003
Word choice depends on who 's teed off, Canton Repository, OH, 2 Feb 2003, The "Putt 'N Reel" is one of those proposed inventions. It's a combination of a golf putter and a fishing rod and reel.
Putters, utility clubs, balls hot items in 2003, Fayetteville Online, Fayetteville NC, 2 Feb 2003
L.A. Daily News - Hot Putter Gives Herron Bit of Hope, 31 Jan 2003

Tim Herron: Rolled the ball well for his 61, GPA, 31 Jan 2003

Equipment Extra - Frank Thomas, Specs for Putters in the 40-44 inch range, 31 Jan 2003

Norman and Faldo still battling reality - Norman's putting costing him dearly, Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia, 30 Jan 2003

Ames forging a winning path - sticks a Titleist putter in his bag, Winnipeg Sun, Canada, 28 Jan 2003

Moon man shines in tempest - Spaniard Santiago Luna sweeps up Royal Melborne with his broomstick putter, The Australian, Australia, 30 Jan 2003

Nike Golf unveils new OZ putter - Blue Chip putters with recessed COG for true roll - iseekgolf, Australia, 23 Jan 2003

Saturday from the PGA Merchandise Show - Tommy Armour's new putter fitting system with Todd Sones, GolfDigest.com, 25 Jan 2003

Equipment Extra - Frank Thomas discusses the earlier Pelz putter and USGA rulings, GolfDigest.com, 24 Jan 2003

Center of attention - The Social History of center-shafted putters from Walter Travis and the Schenectady Putter to 2002, GolfDigest.com, 27 Jan 2003

Golf: Australians share lead after first round at Middlemore - Alan Patterson's switch to belly putter working out great, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 16 Jan 2003

In winning the Phoenix Open, Vijay Singh made 60 out of 62 putts inside 7 feet, and 68 of 81 inside 15 feet., 29 Jan 2003

Ladies European Tour - New greens at Barseback [2003 Solheim Cup venue], By Martin Park

Singh comfortable with his putting, Jim Wilson, Golf Press Assn, 29 Jan 2003

Rossa Putters Wow Show-Goers

January 16, 2003 | Last update 11:05:59 AM Kelly, Els try for Hawaiian repeat - Jerry Kelly, whose putting lacks luster, turns to Scotty Cameron for help - by Alex Miceli, Golf Press Association

Alan Patterson's 66 not hard to stomach - switches to belly putter Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 16 Jan 2003

STUFF - Wagner fights demons on the greens - 18 January 2003 You don't have to know Jeff Wagner to see the pain that has gone into his golf career.

Golf: Emotions can be chief foe - 18.01.2003 By BOB PEARCE - Watch Grant Waite in action and it's easy to see why the experts insist that golf is a mental rather than physical game.

Golf: Sir Bob Charles excused a little nostalgia at NZ Open - New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 14 Jan 2003

Birthday boy holds on to lead Nzoom.com, New Zealand - 18 Jan 2003 - Downes largely has his putter to thank for his position at the head of the field, as he needed just 27 putts for the round

Hennie Otto Gets Teed-Off by Fan and Ends up Bending His Putter for the Snowman - Daily Times, Pakistan -18 Jan 2003

Projo.com | Providence | Golf - Jim Donaldson: Faxon's third decade on Tour gets late start 01/15/2003
Els' record won't last long - Peter Thompson - theage.com.au (how technology and agronomy have made pro golf "a cushy ride" without drama for the fans; uniformity of green speeds on all 18 greens obviates certain skills for putting)

Press Release Source: Pixl Golf Court Upholds Pixl Golf's Position in TaylorMade Lawsuit Wednesday January 15, 1:02 am ET PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2003

The Gifts of Golf, The Golf of Gifts - Forbes - 14 Jan 2003 (Ray Cook putting aid)

Callaway PR - Odyssey Golf dominated the putter count with 83 putters in play, while the nearest competitor had just 32 putters in play. - 13 Jan 2003

Minnesota's Aaron Barber lives dream of playing on PGA Tour Jeff Shelman Star Tribune Published Jan. 15, 2003 (C-Groove putter gives timely rescue)

New equipment and balls are already making their mark on tour - Phil has new look down line, new ball position, and new stroke with new putter, Larry Bohannon, Desert Sun, 15 Jan 2003

Champions Tour Events To Feature "Dave Pelz Scoring Game School" In 2003 Pelz Instructors and Champions Tour Players To Conduct Series Of Clinics Designed To Provide Game-Improvement Experience For Spectators Contact Jeff Adams Director of Public Relations

Don Pooley to miss part of the season, Jan. 14, 2003 PGA TOUR staff - Defending U.S. Senior Open champion Don Pooley, recovering from shoulder surgery, will not open his 2003 Champions Tour season until sometime in April.

January 13, 2003 Hayes capitalises on fine start to win President's Putter at Rye By A Correspondent

Ernie Els: Got comfortable on the back nine - Mercedes Interview, putting well with new Scotty Cameron putter, 13 Jan 2003
Short game the key for Kiwi Grant Waite (Palmerston North), 13 Jan 2003
Els shatters scoring record - Rocco mediate comes in 2nd with 10-under using a new 39-inch putter, 13 Jan 2003
Rocco Mediate: Course was defenseless without wind - new 39-inch putter, 13 Jan 2003

January 12, 2003 | Last update 3:07:55 PM Notebook: Garcia goes to the belly putter by Alex Miceli, Golf Press Association

January 12, 2003 | Last update 3:07:55 PM Roberts a late bloomer by DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

January 12, 2003 | Last update 3:07:55 PM Notebook: More putting adventures for Garcia by Alex Miceli, Golf Press Association
K.J. Choi: Struggled all day with his putter by ASAP Sports MERCEDES CHAMPIONSHIPS Kapaula, Hawaii Plantation Course January 12, 2003
Inside the Numbers: Ian Leggatt struggles at Mercedes with 37 putts, 11 Jan 2003
Frustrated Parry rues run of missed putts on Kapalua's sloped greens, 11 Jan 2003
Streaky Sergio bags his putter in frustration and bends it, 10 Jan 2003
Projo.com | Providence | Golf - Billy Andrade, already 7th in 2002 putting stats, looks to improve driving accuracy to hit more GIRs, 10 Jan 2003 (sign-in required)
USATODAY.com - Pros' bags full of tricks, Jan 9, 2003
Ian Leggatt concentrates on fixing his putting woes, 8 Jan 2003
The Sacramento Bee -- Kevin Sutherland hopes 49-inch putter he has practiced with for 6 years will dig him out of the putting basement, 7 Jan 2003(185th in 2002)
Honolulu Star - Charles Howell now thinks the putter ranks "neck and neck" with the driver in importance, 5 Jan 2003
PGA.com - Vignettes from a long 2002 on tour - You've gotta love Vijay Singh - practice putting into a raccoon trap late into the twilight, 5 Jan 2003
TheAge.com.au - Bradley Hughes' putting stinks (44th in driving, 46th in GIRs, but 202nd in putting and 205th in money last year) - His last-minute switch to a K-Mart belly putter helped, but who knows where things are headed this year, 5 Jan 2003
Roll out the green carpet By Bob Buttitta, bbuttitta@insidevc.com January 1, 2003

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