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2004 1st Quarter - January thru March

Mike Neal Joints ProAim As PGA Tour Representative, Santa Ana CA, 16 Mar 2004

Orlando clubs showing style - Lake Nona pros versus Isleworth pros - John Cook's 20-foot birdie wins - Retief Goosen also caps a 30-footer, Miami Herald, FL, 30 Mar 2004

At Chitimacha, good-humored Robert Garrigus dropped a 6-shot final-round lead to finish 5th - a lip-out for par on the 18th summed his day, The Advertiser, 30 Mar 2004

Adam Scott last year turned his putting and chipping around after a poor showing at the British Open, and then won in Scandanavia and Boston, Houston Chronicle, TX, 30 Mar 2004

Titleist's Adam Scott 's putter - Titleist Newport 2 stainless, iseekgolf, Australia, 30 Mar 2004

Roberts and Janzen won't have a chance to compete for Green Jacket - Roberts falls out of top 50 after final 79; Jerry Kelly had an UPHILL 30-footer that he stroked OFF the green at slick TPC; greens sped up at least 3 feet during event, CNN/SI, 30 Mar 2004

K-State women's golf team struggles in Arizona, finishes 11th - slow greens and poor putting, K-StateSports.com, 30 Mar 2004

Out of the rough: Tiger's low putting rank (67th in putts per round) traceable to poor tee shots (104th in fairways), Sports Network, 30 Mar 2004

Grace Park Interview re Nabisco, Cybergolf National, 29 Mar 2004

Georgia Women's Golf Team Ends Duke's Perfect Season - team effort led by solid putting of freshman Allison Martin with a 66, Golf Channel, 29 Mar 2004

St. John Lutheran HS senior Song Minjeon wins two-day Pine Oaks Invitational with fine putting - future Florida State player is Star-Banner golfer of the year, Ocala Star-Banner, FL, 29 Mar 2004

Kraft Nabisco notebook, Sunday, March 28, 2004

Arizona's Chris Nallen: felt good over the putter but the putts weren't falling, Arizona Daily Wild Cat, AZ, 31 Mar 2004

Putting key to Crane's success, Gwinnett Daily Post, GA, 31 Mar 2004

Pasadena's 16-year-old Matthew Schneider claims Junior title with 10 putts on front nine and 26 for final round 71, Houston Chronicle, TX, 31 Mar 2004

Swinging January Romero leads Yale's Women Elis to first place with strong putting performance for 69; Lady Bulldogs team edges out Princeton at William and Mary event, Yale Daily News, 31 Mar 2004

Daryl O'Keefe's dazzling birdie blitz leads to personal best 64 with only 25 putts and 11 one-putt greens, Cootamundra Herald, Australia, 31 Mar 2004

Padraig Harrington comes close and finishes 1 back -- Tiger says: "He putted as well as I've ever seen anybody putt.," Calgary Sun, Canada, 29 Mar 2004

Big finish leaves Grace Park standing in the winner's circle - nea hole-out by Karrie Webb almost forces playoff; Aree Song three-putts 16th then eagles 18th with a 30-footer, leaving Park a 6-footer for the win; Toronto Star, Canada, 29 Mar 2004

Adam Scott used to putt like Dom Deluise on American "windshield" greens, but he's gotten a good handle on that part of his game these days, Toronto Star, Canada, 29 Mar 2004

Korean women golfers rock!, News24, South Africa, 29 Mar 2004

Pressure putt gives Scott title, Toronto Star, Canada, 29 Mar 2004

Park's pressure putt nets win, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 29 Mar 2004

Korean wins Futures event with final putt -- Jimin Kang of Seoul, South Korea, made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a one-stroke victory over countrywoman Seon-Hwa Lee of Chonan, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 29 Mar 2004

Park sinks birdie putt to capture first major, San Diego Union Tribune, CA, 29 Mar 2004

NGA HOOTERS NOTEBOOK - Tyler Williamson's miss of short par putt on final hole dropped him from joint third to joint fifth and cost a bundle, Macon Telegraph, GA, 29 Mar 2004

Scott stays alive on last hole to clinch huge win with pressure 10-footer - visualizing previous good putts, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA, 29 Mar 2004

Adam Scott's final putt to win - misread by many, Townsville Bulletin, Australia, 29 Mar 2004

Erik Compton pulls away from field with final-round 67 - his 30-foot bomb down the stretch leaves closest competitor behind - another great ball-striker having a rare stellar day with his putting, Macon Telegraph, GA, 29 Mar 2004

Despite ending with a 30-foot eagle, Aree Song's finish 1 stroke back attributable to failing to convert putts on the back nine, Press-Enterprise (subscription), CA, 29 Mar 2004

Kelly Gerlach of Southern Illinois University: when the greens are glass and the wind is up, you better stick it close or 3-putts are sure to come, The Southern Illinoisan, IL, 29 Mar 2004

Charging Jimmy Walker cans a big-breaking 30-footer on final hole to steal Nationwide Tour victory from Robert Garrigus by 1 stroke after Garrigus has a bad day and loses a 8-shot lead over Walker, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser, United States, 29 Mar 2004

Jimmy Walker on Nationwide Tour final 30-foot putt to win by 1: Holing that putt is "probably the best feeling in golf I've ever had.", Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA, 29 Mar 2004

Grace Park Interview - Kraft Nabisco Championship - describes eagle-birdie finish with Aree Song, iseekgolf, Australia, 29 Mar 2004

Ian Poulter's weird par on 4th hole - after marking a badly missed birdie putt, he flung his arms in disgust and accidentally tossed his ball in the pond - his trainer swam down and found it and Poulter sank the putt from the fringe, Palm Beach Post, FL, 29 Mar 2004

NCAA Division III: Oglethorpe is able to outlast field at Camp Lejeune - Barton senior Coutney Faircloth survives playoff with Rhodes freshman John Jennison with par to Jennison's 3-putt bogey for individual title, Jacksonville Daily News, NC, 29 Mar 2004

Colin Montgomery at TPC -- the odd 3-putt, a 4-putt, other silly mistakes lead to a low finish, ic Wales, UK, 29 Mar 2004

Grace Park's final round at Nabisco - 10 of 14 fairways, 27 putts, no bogeys, 5 birdies, including 4 in a row from 7th hole, Daily Times, Pakistan, 29 Mar 2004

Woods still struggling with swing but positivity still in high gear - after 5-bogey round, says he's putting well but just not sticking it close enough to make the putts go in the hole, ESPN, 29 Mar 2004

Padraig Harrington stages remarkable last-minute run to finish 1 back - starts with 3 bogeys but finishes very strong - lots of birdie putts in 3-15 foot range, only 2 all week outside 15 feet - bests Tiger in final round by 7 strokes, CBS Sportsline, 29 Mar 2004

Catriona Matthew starts well but youngsters in - leaving putts short, The Herald, UK, 29 Mar 2004

Phil Mickelson's miss from 6 feet on par-5 16th ends his chances at TPC, CNN/SI, 28 Mar 2004

Adam Scott has arrived - so long as his ball-striking is Tigeresque, his flawed putting is not a concern, sportal.com.au, Australia, 29 Mar 2004

Adam Scott Interview - The Players Championship - On winning 6-footer: recalled putting duel with Robert Allenby and remembered same putt from last year, then resolved to firm it in for the win, iseekgolf, Australia, 28 Mar 2004

Bad Putts Derail Woods' Comeback in Fla., Springfield News Sun, OH, 28 Mar 2004

Padraig Harrington's putting phenomenal in final round; Justin Rose worried about his putting, IrishExaminer.com (subscription), Ireland, 28 Mar 2004

Padraig Harrington's 24 putts included 10 one-putts, Guardian, UK, 28 Mar 2004

Sweden's Christopher Hanell grabs Madeira Island win as the final hole bites Australia's Brad Kennedy - misses 6-footer to tie, PGA.com, 28 Mar 2004

Pablo Del Olmo putts poorly as Mardan Mamat claims Indian Open, Times of India, India, 28 Mar 2004

Sweden's Christopher Hanell wins Madeira after Australia's Brad Kenendy misses tieing 5-footer and America's Rob Rashell misses tieing 10-footer high, European Tour, UK, 28 Mar 2004

Katie LaRoche, Montgomery HS Lady Bears win in Longview - LaRoche wins playoff with 18-foot birdie putt, Conroe Courier, TX, 28 Mar 2004

Tiger continues his swoon - flatstick flaws still prominent, Calgary Sun, Canada, 26 Mar 2004

Kevin Sutherland gives long putter a final chance and makes everything he looks at inside 12 feet, Athens Banner-Herald, GA, 26 Mar 2004

Golf: Rookie Aree Son (age 17) grabs opening-round lead at Kraft Nabisco event with a 66 - 10 of 14 fairways, 29 putts, no bogeys; Michele Wie (age 14) shoots 69 -- 5 of 14 fairways and 26 putts, lined up for her by caddy Bobby Verwey to help with her vision, Channel News Asia, 28 Mar 2004

Michelle Wie trails by 2 after 69 - 14-year-old now knows how to laser-focus for the shot then relax in the walk - no three-putts so far, Honolulu Advertiser, HI, 28 Mar 2004

Annika Sorenstam missing short putts at Nabisco, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 28 Mar 2004

"Dead" greens at Sawgrass leave putting at premium -- "ochre driveways" have the feel of a major, Toronto Star, Canada, 28 Mar 2004

Golfers making big bucks off endorsement deals, Gwinnett Daily Post, GA, 28 Mar 2004

Sorenstam misses a handfull at 6 feet, Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA, 28 Mar 2004

Paul Stankowski switches to belly putter, Miami Herald, FL, 28 Mar 2004

Golf: Harrington lets chance slip - poor putting, ic Wales, UK, 28 Mar 2004

Singapore's Mardan Mamat wins Indian Open golf - relies on his yoda teacher to stay calm with breathing exercises - holes 25-foot birdie on final hole, Rediff, India, 28 Mar 2004

Robert Garrigus threatens runaway win on Nationwide Tour with hot putter - rounds of 24 and 25 putts and 30 putts - the last in strong wind, The Advertiser, LA, 28 Mar 2004

Hooters Tour: former Clemson standout Elliot Gealy whiffs a tap-in - not the first time and probably not the last, Macon Telegraph, GA, 28 Mar 2004

Curt Byrum's 11-year-old son Jake on the bag - better eyes - lines up almost all the putts for dad, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser, United States, 28 Mar 2004

Ernie Els still lurking but missing makeable putts, Boston Globe, MA, 28 Mar 2004

Adam Scott harnesses inner meanness, holds lead in Players - great ballstriking leaving him short birdie putts -- all 4 birdies come inside 10 feet, Houston Chronicle, TX, 28 Mar 2004

Kevin Sutherland's putting keeps his 73 from being a lot worse, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA, 28 Mar 2004

Sawgrass round 3: Ernie Els misses short putts, says the greens a foot or two quicker than first two rounds, Palm Beach Post, FL, 28 Mar 2004

Callaway golfer Paulk Stankowski says at 34 he's got the yips, so Callaway sends him a long putter - says it's like cheating, Boston Herald, MA, 28 Mar 2004

Sawgrass round 3: Adam Scott, 30 putts; Paul Stankowski, 30 putts with one 3-putt from 74 feet; Jerry Kelly, birdies on 5 of last 7 holes, including final 3 of 4.5', 11.5', and 0.5', CBS Sportsline, 28 Mar 2004

Great Scott back on top at Players Championship -- putting a bit of a mixed bag, The Herald News, MA, 28 Mar 2004

Aree, Park lead South Korean charge in California -- Grace Park, 10 of 14 fairways and 27 putts; Michelle Wie, 12 of 14 fairways and 31 putts, ABC Online, Australia, 27 Mar 2004

Dane no longer Bjorn to be wild - Thomas Bjorn now very content with golf - heroic putting in Ryder Cup recalled, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 27 Mar 2004

Dyed-hair Ian Poulter a hit with fans - putting quite well, CBS Sportsline, 27 Mar 2004

At last year's LPGA Kraft major, Wie had a chance to contend down the stretch before 3-putting from 15 feet, but this year she feels more pressure-proof, USA Today, 24 Mar 2004

Kerr at top of her game - record 63 at Safeway round 2 featured 17 fairways, 18 greens in regulation, 27 putts, and 9 birdies, ESPN, 24 Mar 2004

Flatstick rollcall: Kerrie Webb and Sophie Gustafson (Ping prototype mallets), Karen Stupples (Never Compromise TPD 5.3), Laurie Rinker-Graham (The Perfect Putter), GolfDigest.com, 24 Mar 2004

Proposed Putter Plain in Shape Interpretation, USGA, 23 Mar 2004

The world of signature putters, CBS Sportsline, 24 Mar 2004

Person High School leader Drew Tucker takes tie-breaker match with 9-hole 40 that includes 4 lip-outs and 2 putts just shy, Roxboro Courier Times, NC, 24 Mar 2004

Andrew Martin holes putts that matter to close out Jarrod Lyle 2 and 1 in tense 35-hole battle for the Australian Amateur title, Advertiser, Australia, 24 Mar 2004

Giantkiller Andrew Martin lands Australian amateur title -- has to can a 10-footer for the win on 35th hole, The Age, Australia, 24 Mar 2004

Oh So Close! Shepparton's Jarrod Lyle defeated by Andrew Martin in Australian Amateur title match, Shepparton News, Australia, 24 Mar 2004

Putting simulation at Links - Lanny Nielsen and the great leap forward in physics and visualization of virtual putting, Wired News, 25 Mar 2004

Golf Phenom 14-year-old Ashleigh Simon skips class to teach another lesson - leader Kreutz putting well with 27 putts for the round in the Nedbank Ladies Tour to lead Simon by a shot, Independent Online, South Africa, 25 Mar 2004

Rising star Ashleigh Simon (14-year-old winner of last week's South African Women's Open) off to a flyer on Nedbank Tour - five birdies over last six holes with longest putt of 6 feet, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 25 Mar 2004

The next Swing Kid: 3-year-old phenom Jared David (JD) Goldstein has the eye of the Tiger - critiques a pro who missed a putts for not bending his knees correctly in setup, Biloxi Sun Herald, MS, 25 Mar 2004

Kansas U Men's Golf Sixth At 58th Western struggled with short putts, KUAthletics.com, 23 Mar 2004

Ball State Freshman Hockersmith leads team and finishes sixth overall for BSU bvut should have putted better, Ball State Daily News, IN, 23 Mar 2004

Chad Campbell, cool in blue, eyes green - led the field in total putts (25.75) at Bay Hill, USA Today, 23 Mar 2004

Sorenstam punctuates win at Superstition Mountain with 25-foot birdie putt, CNN/SI, 23 Mar 2004

Stuart Appleby's ugly final round finish at Bay Hill included 3-putting the 14th and missing a 3-footer for par on the 17th, Napa Valley Register, CA, 23 Mar 2004

Cavs fall to Bears in golf opener - tough sledding on rough greens, Coalfield Progress, VA, 23 Mar 2004

Shepparton golfer Jarrod Lyle advances to quarterfinals of Australian Amateur Championship - survives two three-putts on back nine to close out NSW Justin Roach 3 and 2, Shepparton News, Australia, 23 Mar 2004

Sculptor Bob Engman's new STX Envision putter exceeding projections, PGA.com, 23 Mar 2004

Marc Cayeux First Zimbabwean Winner at Kenyan Open over Sweden's Lief Westerberg - Cayeux prevails despite missing severeal birdie putts when Westerberg fails to birdie last hole for win and then missing from 2 feet in playoff, AllAfrica.com, Africa, 23 M

Chad Campbell - great ball striker, poor putter - when his putter works, he finishes high, Golf Channel, 23 Mar 2004

Wie struggles all week at Safeway with her putting, Honolulu Advertiser, HI, 22 Mar 2004

Ben Curtis putts a little better Sunday after Saturday's 77 at Bay Hill, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, 22 Mar 2004

Safeway final round: Grace Park chases Christie Kerr for second but misses short putts; Becky Morgan sticks lots of greens close and uses only 26 putts, AZ Central.com, United States, 22 Mar 2004

Down to the wire for win - Tom Purtzer's decisive birdies coming in include a 30-footer to best Morris Hatalsky, Press-Enterprise (subscription), CA, 22 Mar 2004

LPGA notebook: Wie ends up 19th - perplexed by fast greens at Superstition Mountain, East Valley Tribune, AZ, 21 Mar 2004

Chad Campbell entered Bay Hill week 170th in putts at 30.22 per round, Tampa Tribune, FL, 21 Mar 2004

Superb Westwood could do better - missing a bucket-full of birdie putts in close, Guardian, UK, 21 Mar 2004

Thongchai fades as putting problems costly - 31 putts, The Nation, Thailand, Thailand, 21 Mar 2004

Jarrod Lyle on song as he takes fourth match in Australian Amateur - nailing a 40-foot birdie putt always helps, Shepparton News, Australia, 21 Mar 2004

Appleby "bombs" his way to lead - starts with a 3-putt on 1st hole then sinks a handful of long monsters - Adam Scott can't buy a putt, The Australian, Australia, 21 Mar 2004

Monty Makes Masterful Comeback to win Caltex Masters - improved putting helps confidence, Golf Channel, 21 Mar 2004

Mark Bednar banking on putting game - to open first "4 Putt Challenge" for cash at Wild Wing Plantation April 1, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 21 Mar 2004

St. Mary's Men's Golf team psyched after Rotella's visit - no great mind without great short game - just look and react, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 21 Mar 2004

Bay Hill round 3: Sizzling putter lifts Aussie star Stuart Appleby to four-stroke PGA lead, Channel News Asia, Singapore, 21 Mar 2004

Keith Fergus misses 6 putts inside 10 feet on front nine then birdies six of first seven holes on back nine, Press-Enterprise (subscription), CA, 21 Mar 2004

Darren Clarke stays in touch despite final-hole three-putt from 12 feet; Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose experiencing wretched putting - missing nearly everything, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 20 Mar 2004

Greens at Caltex Masters in Singapore perfect, The Nation, Thailand, Thailand, 20 Mar 2004

Greens at Superstition Mountain run true - Sorenstam: hit it where you aim it and it goes in - Wie putting much better in round 2, Arizona Daily Sun, AZ, 20 Mar 2004

Maruyama leads despite three-jacking final hole; Clarke misses co-leadership three-putting final hole from 12 feet; Tiger has a bad day with driver and putter, and misses from 2 feet, Park Hills Daily Journal, MO, 20 Mar 2004

Saiki steals Wie's spotlight - WunderWei's putting off today, Calgary Sun, Canada, 19 Mar 2004

New putter does the trick, Donna Andrews in tie for 2nd place, Arizona Republic, AZ, 19 Mar 2004

Michele Wie missing short putts - Annika Sorenstam's putter just fine, Arizona Republic, AZ, 19 Mar 2004

Darren Clarke, Bay Hill Round 1: "I think I putted very nicely," ABS CBN News, Philippines, 19 Mar 2004

Tiger Woods, Bay Hill Round 1: 7 birdies and 2 bogeys - 4 birdies on par-5, 2 from 1-foot and 2 with 2-putts, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 19 Mar 2004

Shigeki Maruyama, Bay Hill Round 1: 22 putts, including a 21-footer and a 30-footer; Tiger 3-putts 17th to fall out of lead, Miami Herald, FL, 19 Mar 2004

Hilton Head Christian Academy takes third in match - top player Chip Wedgeworth: "I played well yesterday because I putted well," Hilton Head Island Packet, SC, 19 Mar 2004

Rookie Zach Johnson: "I usually decent" at putting, Orlando Sentinel (subscription), FL, 19 Mar 2004

Skip Kendall's a cut above with blade in his hands - only 3 three-putts in 396 holes; Bay Hill Round 1 missed 12 greens but had only 24 total putts including 11 one-putts on 1st 13 holes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI, 19 Mar 2004

Paul Lawrie lips out final hole from 5 feet to miss sharing Caltex Masters lead, The Scotsman, UK, 19 Mar 2004

Catriona Matthew's new putter doing a job in Arizona - Ping Doc 17, The Scotsman, UK, 19 Mar 2004

Caltex Masters Golf: Thomas Levet joint leader in first round despite missing three birdie putts inside 10 feet, Daily Times, Pakistan, 19 Mar 2004

Chad Campbell, Bay Hill Round 1 (66): six birdies, no bogeys, including birdie putts from 8, 10, 12, and 12 feet, a chip in, and an up-and-down on a par 5, The Herald News, MA, 19 Mar 2004

Myanmar's Kyi Hla Han credits putting tip from coach Kel Llewellyn with impressive putting - rapping the ball harder, iseekgolf, Australia, 18 Mar 2004

South Africa's James Kingston's 68 includes a three-putt and two horse-shoes from in tight - "could've been" a 64, Straits Times, Singapore, 18 Mar 2004

South Africa's Titch Moore, Kenya Open Round 1: nine birdies and two bogeys (63) includes 3 three-putts and 10 one-putt greens -- putting key on short course, European Tour, UK, 18 Mar 2004

Inventors keep aging golfers swinging - Joe Egli's deBendable putter from Upright Golf (no bending over), Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA, 18 Mar 2004

Thongchai Jaidee, Caltex Masters Round 1: winner of three events in four months struggling with his putter, The Nation, Thailand, 19 Mar 2004

A gripping tale: An old `saw' aids O'Meara, Boston Herald, MA, 18 Mar 2004

LaJolla expands men's lineup, CBS Sportsline, 17 Mar 2004

Socorro Warriors second in Belen - lack of maturity on course yields a bushel of three-putts, El Defensor Chieftain, NM, 17 Mar 2004

Bay Hill's Tifeagle greens bounce shots like concrete, GolfDigest.com, 17 Mar 2004

Billy Hurley Paces Midshipmen at Palmetto Intercollegiate - putting woes drop him from potential winner to 15th, NavySports.com, 17 Mar 2004

Emphasizing short game over driver makes practice productive, Houston Chronicle, TX, 17 Mar 2004

A better mousetrap? ball-retriever from cup hides in putter shaft, Southgate News Herald, MI, 17 Mar 2004

You can see what 'saw' has done for O'Meara's putting, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 18 Mar 2004

Monty's slow start at Caltex Masters includes leaving a 10-footer at the lip; Paul lawrie misses the lead after final short putt horseshoes out, sportinglife.com, UK, 18 Mar 2004

New fortune grips O'Meara just fine, Orlando Sentinel (subscription), FL, 18 Mar 2004

David Ladd captures Golden Bear title in playoff with Steve Burns after three-hole putt-off, Vero Beach Press-Journal, FL, 18 Mar 2004

Larger-than-Life Brian Barnes missing golf 'like crazy' since end of his colourful career - collects Scottish PGA lifetime award - 1981 Haig Whisky Tournament Players Championship victory recalled when he parred first playoff hole stewed after tee-shot in the water and shocked opponent proceeded to three-putt the next hole -- Burly Scot once marked his putt with a can of lager, Scotsman, UK, 17 Mar 2004

New clubs, old excuses in golf world, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 17 Mar 2004

OHS' Dickie Orr won 1962 state golf crown - recalls winning PGA Tour event for nonqualifiers in 1978 with par-five birdie from 40 feet when opponent three-putted his eagle opportunity from 25 feet, Okmulgee Daily Times, OK, 17 Mar 2004

Chi Chi and the Zorro putter dance, Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA, 17 Mar 2004

Retief Goosen shelves his Bobby Grace for a Never Compromise Voodoo putter, CBS Sportsline, 15 Mar 2004

A lesson in lagging from Ernie Els, GolfDigest.com, 15 Mar 2004

What Lew Gibson did to fix Bill Rogers' putter, PGA.com, 15 Mar 2004

Todd Hamilton's struggle with putter made him have to hit shots close, Cybergolf National, 15 Mar 2004

Top 50 Teachers & Their Top Tips - Clutch putting: How can I sink more five- and six-foot putts? Golf For Women Magazine, 15 Mar 2004

Women finish eigth - too many 3-putts, Daily Illini, IL, 17 Mar 2004

Dana Quigley - when the mind wanders, the 3-putts start stacking up, Providence Journal (subscription), RI, 15 Mar 2004

The King and Ken - at the 1958 Masters, Venturi followed the ruling favoring Palmer by three-jacking the last three holes to lose by 2 strokes -- now who's fault is that? GolfDigest.com, 15 Mar 2004

Fredrik Jacobson at the Honda suffers a 3-putt and falls out: "I must have left seven putts within a inch of the cup," Rocky Mount Telegram, NC, 15 Mar 2004

Peter Jacobsen's charge falls short after he squandered three birdie opportunities with missed putts - says he was not comfortable with new putter, Oregonian, OR, 15 Mar 2004

Karen Stupples shoots big in Tucson - outduels Grace Park down the stretch with big putts as Park 3-putts the final green, AZ Central.com, 15 Mar 2004

15-foot birdie putt on the last green yesterday gave Joakim Haeggman a one-stroke victory over Japan's Nobuhito Sato in Qatar Masters, Scotsman.com, 15 Mar 2004

Jaokim Haggeman lays down flat on green to read the winning putt, Cape Argus (subscription), Africa, 15 Mar 2004

Davis Love says putting held him back at Honda: "I'm hitting it close to the hole, not making a whole lot of putts. I'm getting them close but not rolling them in.", Business Day, South Africa, South Africa, 15 Mar 2004

Peter Jacobsen on Round 3 at the SBC: "I played well, I just didn't make many putts," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA, 14 Mar 2004

Childhood memories kept winner Todd Hamilton calm on final 4-footer for 1st PGA Tour win: "I used to putt in the house to a table leg, so I just pictured it there." Palm Beach Post, FL, 14 Mar 2004

Stupples coasts to first victory at Welch's/Fry's Championship - putting duel down the stretch, The Herald News, MA, 14 Mar 2004

Kimberly Adams wins first Futures event of the season - gets help over putts from friendship with former player Heather Wilbur, who died last year of lukemia, Houston Chronicle, TX, 14 Mar 2004

GolfDigest.com - O'Meara gets a grip on his game, 13 Mar 2004

Practice before hitting the green, News 8 Austin, TX, 13 Mar 2004

Futures Classic rookie Seon-Hwa Lee birdies six holes from inside 6 feet and a seventh from 20 feet to gain co-leadership in Lakeland event, The Ledger, FL, 13 Mar 2004

Faxon 3 shots back at Honda - appears to be recovering from his knee injury, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 13 Mar 2004

O'Meara's "saw" grip; How Sam Snead decided to tackle the "Yips," North Scotland Press and Journal, UK, 13 Mar 2004

Champions Tour rookie Peter Jacobsen shares the lead in his first event - seven birdies to go with two bogeys, but he also missed four birdie putts inside six feet, Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA, 13 Mar 2004

Brad Faxon at Honda: Healthier knee leads to sharp putting, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA, 13 Mar 2004

Ian Woosnam back to the long putter in Qatar - "It's made a big difference," IrishExaminer.com (subscription), Ireland, 13 Mar 2004

Faxon no slouch now that he can crouch - knee recovering - takes only 25 putts at Honda, Times Record News, TX, 13 Mar 2004

Melborne High junior David Johnson nearly wins Pensacola beach Open despite head cold - misses six inside 4 feet over two rounds - gets closed out on 4th playoff hole when Martin Bunt drained a 45-footer, Times Record News, TX, 13 mar 2004

Socorro men's team misses state qualifying by 13 strokes - "If we eliminate the three-putts, we qualify," El Defensor Chieftain, NM, 12 Mar 2004

Kenny Perry's putting goes "Ka-flooey" - 28 putts Thursday, but 38 Friday, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 12 Mar 2004

Todd Hamilton, struggling with his putting and not a fan of Bermuda, stills gets it done at Hona, The Herald News, MA, 12 Mar 2004

Woosnam's long way back to top, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 12 Mar 2004

Carl Pettersen goes round in 22 putts with broom handle - Honda round includes 4 putts from 18 feet, Bradenton Herald, FL, 12 Mar 2004

Jung Yeon Lee flirts with 59 but leaves two birdie putts on 16 and 17 to finish at 60 on LPGA circuit, SCOREGolf, Canada, 12 Mar 2004

Nicklaus Golf Equipment to expand availability and selection - Cyanamet putters, CBS Sportsline, 10 Mar 2004

EleuthŹre Irénée Du Pont's golf course remains at the Varadero Resort outside Havana, Cuba, where Fidel and Che putted a few symbolic putts after the revolution, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 10 Mar 2004

Central Florida senior Barry Roof of Conway hits it well but putts terribly at Hackler Invitational; Mike Weir's coach Mike Wilson helps Pepperdine's Coe notch a W, Myrtle Beach Online, 12 Mar 2004

Jack Nicklaus: All I Know - 2 putting tips, GolfDigest.com, 09 Mar 2004

Matt Kuchar's fall from grace due to putting woes - work with Randy Sonnier not paying dividends, Golf Channel, 09 Mar 2004

Owen's birdies make light of 'browns' at Sand Golf Chamionship, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 08 Mar 2004

Quirky old Harding Park trades up to marvelous greens for The City championship, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 07 Mar 2004

David Toms, recovering from hand surgery in December, misses short putt on final hole to drop to joint-fifth finish at Doral, Times Picayune, LA, 08 Mar 2004

Graham Marsh blames poor putting with 3-putts at 16th and 17th holes for loss; winner Ed Fiori survives heart scare with soaring blood pressure in 8,000-feet Mexican altitude, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 08 Mar 200
 
O'Meara makes his mark with rejuvenated putting, Winnipeg Sun, Canada, 08 Mar 2004
 
Earl Stewart takes second San Francisco seniors City Match title with close-out birdie on 16th from 55 feet on hard, slick greens, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 08 Mar 2004
 
Jesse Martin at 6'6" had a towering passion for golf - Riverside County and Jurupa Hills people recall he always carried his putter with him and on all golf outings his motel wall resounded with his late-night chipping, Press-Enterprise (subscription), CA
 
Verplank's shot at victory from 37 feet on 72nd hole slides 6 1/2 feet by; he calmly sank the comebacker to force a playoff, but Craig Parry then eagled the 1st playoff hole from 176 yards, so Verplank put his putter back in the bag, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 08 Mar 2004

Craig Parry misses makeable putts at 11th and 12th and bogeys 13th to let Verplank into playoff, then seals the deal with an eagle from 176 yards; David Toms' recovery from left-wrist bone spur removal misses a 3-footer on last hole and leaves $50,000 on the table, Palm Beach Post, FL, 08 Mar 2004

Craig Parry's putting falters so he gets aggressive with irons to compensate, but on 1st playoff hole brother-caddie Glenn Craig felt a "Shaun Micheel" shot coming from 176 yards out and talked jazzed-up Craig out of a 5 iron down to a "perfect" 6 iron for eagle, Palm Beach Post, FL, 08 Mar 2004

O'Meara tried the belly putter and also the Claw gripto overcome last year's yips, but devised "the Saw" grip to enable him to make a good release of the putter thru impact, sportinglife.com, UK, 08 Mar 2004

Paul McGinley chases O'Meara in Dubai but par-putt miss at 16th ended his chances, The Star (subscriptioin), South Africa, 08 Mar 2004

Ernie Els rips off 7 birdies in first 14 holes to close on leaders but then pars in for third place - "I just didn't make enough putts," The Mercury (subscription), South Africa, 08 Mar 2004

O'Meara "saws" down field to win Dubai Desert Classic with steady 2-putting, CBS Sportsline, 08 Mar 2004

Faltering finish mars Tiger's final-round charge; Tigerputts: sinks from 4 feet, 12 feet, 10 feet, and 15 feet, CNN/SI, 08 Mar 2004

Golf: Woods trails by six, O'Meara putts to lead, Salt Lake Tribune, UT, 07 Mar 2004

O'Meara's "Saw" putting grip working real nice; Tiger cans a 50-footer with some luck, Calgary Sun, Canada, 07 Mar 2004

Bryan High Viking golf finishes 18th - improved confidence against top Texas teams, but need to get birdie putts to drop, Bryan College Station Eagle Post, TX, 07 Mar 2004

Venturi rehashes 1958 Masters controversy - ruling allowing Palmer's provisional par rattled Venturi and he three-jacked himself out of contention, Alexandria Town Talk, LA, 07 Mar 2004

Dubai greens presenting lots of downwind, downhill, downgrain putts; Tiger says he only missed one putt that he had a chance of making, SCOREGolf, Canada, 07 Mar 2004

Marsh Moves into First in Mexico; "Two things happen when you shoot 66," said Marsh. "You hit some shots and make some putts." Golf Channel, 07 Mar 2004

McGinley pegs back O'Meara with final putt - Dubia greens a lot quicker now than before cut, playing like a major, Independent, UK, 07 Mar 2004

O'Meara finally whipping last year's yips? Phillip price's caddie Pete "The pro" Futcher commits a boo-boo and leaves pin in when Price drains an eagle, turning a 2-shot gain into a two-stroke penalty, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 06 Mar 2004

Karrie Webb's coaches changed her swing and it worked fine on the range, but faltering shots on the course are straining her putting skill, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, 06 Mar 2004

Mickelson one back of Goosen at Doral after missing 4 good birdie opportunities, Orlando Sentinel (subscription), FL, 06 Mar 2004

Els stays in touch with Dubai lead after round two, although struggling with putting pace, Reuters, India, 06 Mar 2004

Will you marry me, right after we putt out? Times-Herald, CA, 06 Mar 2004

Mediocre round for Woods - throws his putter after a 3-jack from 40 feet, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 06 Mar 2004

Mickelson misses 4 or 5 putts inside 15 feet, Grand Forks Herald, ND, 05 Mar 2004

Calcavecchia gutting it out at Doral - despite painful ailments, his putting is very healthy, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 05 Mar 2004

Emirates Bank inaugurates its charity putting competition at the Dubai Classic, AME Info (press release), United Arab Emirates, 06 Mar 2004

McGinley sticks all the greens for 9 birdies and the lead, but O'Meara has the best round using his new "Saw" grip to putt lights out for 2nd one back, Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates, 06 Mar 2004

Chris Wisler at Canada Tour Barton Breek event snags lead with 9 birdies and one bogey (62) - making big putts neutralizes poor shots and keeps him low, Golf Channel, 05 Mar 2004

Asian Tour star Arjun Atwal manages to make cut at Ford - PGA Tour rookie survives 3-putt on 16th and keeps grinding to succeed in the Big Show, CNN/SI, 05 Mar 2004

Chuck Garbedian, Bobby Grace on the "Stroke Path" debate in golf, Milwaukee Channel, 5 Mar 2004

Late 5-footer miss leaves Woods three off pace, Reuters, UK, 5 Mar 2004

Dredge birdies add impetus to Ryder plan - backyard putting paying off with 64 in Dubai and the lead, ic NorthWales, UK, 05 Mar 2004

Laura Davies Pulls Clear in Sydney - starts with a three-putt but then rights her short game and leads by 4, The Scotsman, UK, 05 Mar 2004

No. 18 takes toll on unlikely leader - Chris Smith's hot putter rolls off 6 consecutive birdies to flirt with 59 before doubling the 18th and ending with 65, Miami Herald, FL, 05 Mar 2004

Els six shots behind leader in Dubai - misses a few putts, Dispatch Online, South Africa, 05 Mar 2004

Mickelson has caddy Jim McKay from Georgia reading all the Californian's putts on Doral's grainy Bermuda greens - shoots opening 67 for joint third, OrlandoSentinel.com: Golf, 05 Mar 2004

Retief Goosen as usual putting lights out at Doral - in third after opening round taking only 23 putts, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 05 Mar 2004

Pinehurst No . 2 undergoing minor alterations in anticipation of 2005 US Open, Fayetteville Online, Fayetteville, NC, 05 Mar 2004

Curtis feeling major pressure - putting letting him down - now ranks 190th on Tour, Palm Beach Post, FL, 03 Mar 2004

Pensacola native Heath Slocum loves the Bermuda greens of Florida, CBS Sportsline, 03 Mar 2004

Back to basics as putts go astray - Taking time out, working on subtle things, ic CheshireOnline, UK, 02 Mar 2004

Pawnshop putter, Penick shaped Lind's career, Denver Post, CO, 02 Mar 2004

Toms-Fasth - who's on first? Aaron Baddeley's early-season brilliance - 92 great putts plus one untimely 3-putt, CNN/SI, 03 Mar 2004

Scott Eilers, The Golf Mechanic: Keep your hands and wrists quiet but 'alive' in putting stroke, Marco Island Eagle, FL, 03 Mar 2004

Character tester - Mike Weir's 7-footer on the last hole at the 2003 Masters to tie Len Mattiace, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 03 Mar 2004

Karrie Webb feels better putting again on a fast green this week - having to "hit" the ball disturbs her and mars her line, but now she can just aim and stroke in the usual manner again, Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia, 03 Mar 2004

Hoch's win last year at Doral sparked by putting - he was twice as good as the field on putts in the 10-15 foot range, sinking 67% versus a field average of 32%, CBS Sportsline, 02 Mar 2004

Baddeley saves worst until last, Daily Telegraph, Australia, 01 Mar 2004

Poor putting by Love seals his doom, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 29 Feb 2004

Heath Slocum gets first PGA Tour win after surviving a putting slugfest with Aaron Baddeley, who faltered on the final hole with a 3-putt from 50 feet to lose by one, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 29 Feb 2004

Three-putt on last hole drops American rookie Bill Lunde from sole 2nd to joint third and costs him $25,000 in NZ PGA Championship, National Post (subscription), Canada, 29 Feb 2004

Awesome Ashok! Ashok Kumar birdies 4 in a row from 10-12 feet and then eagles the next hole to win his first Asian Tour event, Times of India, India, 29 Feb 2004

Bill Lunde has 2-shot lead with 6 holes to play but three-putts last two holes to drop to third, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 29 Feb 2004

Huffy to relocate Gen-X and its Tommy Armour Golf division to Dayton OH from Toronto -- Tommy Armour includes Todd Sones' Custom Putter Fitting, Score Golf, Canada, 28 Feb 2004

Karen Stupples fires Friday 67 with 28 putts; jennifer Rosales shoots 65 Friday with 27 putts to stay 2 behind in ANZ Ladies Masters, The Sports Network - LPGA Golf, 28 Feb 2004

Baddeley fires 64 for lead in Tucson with 12 one-putt greens and 8 birdies, The Age, Australia, 29 Feb 2004

Annika Sorenstam wins ANZ Ladies Masters: she loves to win, she loves to grind one every shot -- "If I have a three-footer, I look on the other side," Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, 29 Feb 2004

Woods sneaks a 12-footer in the side to finally dispatch Leaney, The Desert Sun, CA, 29 Feb 2004

European pro Bradley Dredge of Wales installs a 15-foot putting green in his garden so he can rise above competitors, ic Wales, UK, 29 Feb 2004

Former Cal star Rick Reinsberg falls on 19th hole - 3 missed putts cost last year's winner chance to repeat in San Francisco championship, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 29 Feb 2004

Baddeley patient as he feels really close to holing a lot of putts, Calgary Sun, Canada, 29 Feb 2004

Sorenstam blitzes Masters hitting 15 greens and using only 27 putts, sportal.com.au, Australia, 29 Feb 2004

Gavin Coles joins NZ PGA greats - caps stellar back nine by draining a 50-footer on final hole, Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 29 Feb 2004

Canadian Tour in Austin: Philip Jonas finds getting comfortable over putts in the Central Texas wind a challenge, Golf Channel, 29 Feb 2004

Love-Clarke match stumbles to a conclusion - Love 3-putts from 30 feet to fall 2 down with 2 to play, then Clarke misses putts from 9 and 10 feet to send match into overtime, before Love finally sinks a 9-footer on a par five, Houston Chronicle, TX, 29 Fe

Carlsbad greens very bumpy, Channel News Asia, Singapore, 29 Feb 2004

Swede Fredrik Jacobson a real pain in the arse in match play - makes Tiger putt out from one foot and scambles for birdies and pars from the next county all day, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 29 Feb 2004

Padraig Harrington's putting off in loss to Tiger, Ian Poulter misses 7-footer to extend match against Clarke, Ireland Online, Ireland, 28 Feb 2004

Friday match between Adam Scott and Robert Allenby featured clutch putt after clutch putt until Allenby missed a 2-footer to lose on 23rd hole, Park Hills Daily Journal, MO, 28 Feb 2004

Annika Sorenstam surges despite swirling winds in the ANZ Ladies Masters -- flirts with 59 but her 7-under 65 leaves Webb's record 63 intact -- Annika leaves 4 makeable birdies plus an eagle lip-out on the course, PGA.com, 28 Feb 2004

Weir just didn't putt well in loss to Leaney, Montreal Gazette, Canada, 28 Feb 2004

Do-or-die format fits Kelly to a tee - Blood-thirsty match play sees kelly refuse to concede a 3-footer to Chad Campbell even though Kelly was 3-up at the time, San Diego Union Tribune, CA, 28 Feb 2004

Adam Scott and Robert Allenby have a battle royal on the greens coming in before Allenby blows a 2-footer to lose, Queensland Sunday Mail, Australia, 28 Feb 2004

Daly starts off Tucson one-putting first 10 greens, 23 total putts for the day, AZ Central.com, US, 27 Feb 2004

Stickup in Tucson: Lickliter's 63 has 3.5-footer as longest par putt of the day; Carlos Franco sees the line better since switching to a belly putter, Channel News Asia, Singapore, 27 Feb 2004

Former USC champ Jennifer Rosales rides 7 birdies to lead at Royals Pines - adjusts well to greens at ANZ Ladies Masters, CNN/SI, 27 Feb 2004

Rodney Butcher relies on big putts to scrape it around for lead at suspended Canadian Tour's Barton Creek Classic, Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA, 27 Feb 2004

Odyssey DFX 2-Ball putter, PGA.com, 26 Feb 2004

Notebook: Fast, bumpy greens a dangerous combination - Carlsbad La Costa greens described as terrible, FOX Sports, 26 Feb 2004

Tiger, 'finally' making a putt, escapes upset', Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA, 26 Feb 2004

Daly's putting remarkable, especially in first two rounds at San Diego, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 26 Feb 2004

Golf legend Herman Keiser is remembered - 1946 Masters victory sparked by green-reading tips from Horton Smith, and near disaster of 3-putt on final hole averted when Ben Hogan also 3-putted, from 12 feet, to lose, Joplin Independent, MO, 26 Feb 2004

Bermuda greens for ANZ Ladies Masters at Royal Pines described as thatchy, grainy, slow, near dead, and just plain bad, Advertiser, Australia, 26 Feb 2004

Hot putter puts Teske one ahead at ANZ Ladies Masters, The Age, Australia, 26 Feb 2004

Peter Lonard misses chance to close out Rocco Mediate at 17 when he guns a putt and ends up 3-putting, but Rocco returns the favor by missing a makeable birdie putt at 18, The Age, Australia, 26 Feb 2004

 
Monty: "You hole one putt, and the world looks very different," Oakland Tribune, CA, 26 Feb 2004

Scott Verplank 3-putts 1st playoff hole from 30 feet to lose to Bob Estes, Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS, 26 Feb 2004

Steve Flesch ices Brad Faxon with 18-footer on 1st extra hole; Chris Riley suffers "deja view all over again" with dreaded horseshoe lip-out to fall to Ian Poulter, North County Times, CA, 26 Feb 2004

Briny Baird narrowly misses two long putts on 17 and 18 before Davis Love closes him out with an 18-foot birdie putt, Miami Herald, FL, 26 Feb 2004

For Faxon, no pain but not much gain - torn ligament in knee causing minor problems in lining up his ball for putts, Providence Journal (subscription), RI, 26 Feb 2004

Mickelson Off to a Good Start - Still struggling with his putting, Phil survives against Lee Westwood, Golf Channel, 26 Feb 2004

Rollins three-putts 17th from 25 feet to blow advantage over Tiger, Houston Chronicle, TX, 26 Feb 2004

Mickelson's putting spped off all day, Hindustan Times, India, 26 Feb 2004

GolfWorks' Xtreme Moment Putter Stirs Xcitement, Newark, OH, 26 Feb 2004

Paul Casey misses putt inside 3 feet to lose to Micheel in extra holes, Irish Examiner, 26 Feb 2004

Late entry Aussie Dean Alaban drops some long-range bombs on the greens to take lead in NZ, Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 26 Feb 2004

Spongy La Costa greens a little unpredictable, difficult to judge, ESPN, 26 Feb 2004

Micheel sinks 30-footer to force playoff and Paul Casey misses inside 3 feet on 2nd playoff hole; Ian Poulter putts poorly but survives against Riley and plans on borrowing Justin Rose's putter before Justin leaves for home, PGA.com, 26 Feb 2004

New products abound from Callaway, CBS Sportsline, 26 Feb 2004

West Australian Dana Lacey takes Riversdale Cup with superb long-range putting (4 holed from outside 5 metres), Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia, 25 Feb 2004

Slide rule replaces Jack's putter - Nicklaus and Jacklin recall the 1969 Ryder Cup gesture in designing The Concession course at Sarasota, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 25 Feb 2004

Freshman Anna Grzebien's 68 boosts Duke in San Juan -- got a handle on the greens and was able to drop a few putts, Providence Journal (subscription), RI, 24 Feb 2004

Odyssey introduces new DFX 2-Ball putter lineup, iseekgolf, Australia, 24 Feb 2004

Jet lag is Monty's major concern - says he's putting well despite 33 and 35 putts in Malaysia, which he attributes to very grainy greens, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 24 Feb 2004

Plantation assistant pro Dean Prowse earns spot in Honda when Palm Beach gardens pro Dave Von Hoffman 3-putts from 45 feet in PGA Class A Qualifier, Vero Beach Press-Journal, FL, 24 Feb 2004

Mike Weir's good putting plus smart misses around the green keep pressure off his game, Los Angeles Daily News, CA, 21 Feb 2004

Short game is sweet for Long John -- you win with chipping and putting, Boston Globe, MA, 21 Feb 2004

Jay Haas fluffs a very expensive birdie putt inside 2 feet at Riviera's final hole and loses valuable Ryder Cup points, Boston Globe, MA, 21 Feb 2004

La Jolla branches out into putters with its GA Series, PGA.com, 24 Feb 2004

Monty - EIGHT 3-putts last week!, sportinglife.com, UK, 24 Feb 2004

Muni cuts its greens 6 times in 36 hours Can you say "Oakmont"?, Sacramento Bee, CA, 24 Feb 2004

Odyssey Golf presenta nuevos productos, Tiscali, Spain, 24 Feb 2004

Duke's Janangelo and Nirapathpongporn both struggling with putters, The Duke Chronicle, NC, 24 Feb 2004

Women ' s golf slump continues - Wildcat Erica Blasberg hanging putts on the lip, Arizona Daily Wild Cat, AZ, 24 Feb 2004 \

Ben Curtis likes view at La Costa - hopes his putting comes around as year progresses, North County Times, CA, 24 Feb 2004

Lee Westwood: a 4-putt and two three-putts, not good, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 24 Feb 2004

Company Information Center - Callaway Golf, Business Wire (press release), 23 Feb 2004

Odyssey Golf Expands Brand Offerings with Three DFX 2-Ball Putter, Business Wire (press release), 23 Feb 2004

Best Lefty Debate Heats Up - Weir putting better than Mickelson, who misses too many 4-footers, Golf Channel, 23 Feb 2004

Shinnecock: A Crucial Link - Jones' Calamity Jane putter on display at Augusta National, Newsday, NY, 23 Feb 2004

Sole survivor Mike Weir - par or birdie putts: made 10 outside 7 feet and 5 outside 15 feet, Calgary Sun, Canada, 22 Feb 2004

Golf/Malaysian Open: Thongchai wins it by two strokes with hot putter, New Straits Times, Malaysia, 22 Feb 2004

Jubilant Jaidee wins Malaysia Open - Three 3-jacks knock Paul McGinley out of contention, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 22 Feb 2004

Q-Roll Golf Assembles Its 2004 Sales Staff, Golf Press Ass'n Wire, 23 Feb 2004

Thai's win breaks tradition - Needing birdie to force a playoff, Brad Kennedy 3-jacks the last hole to lose by 2, ic Liverpool, UK, 23 Feb 2004

Despite slight faltering in putting, Weir prevails as repeat Champ in LA, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 23 Feb 2004

On his home course, Maruyama reads the "usual" big break on the 18th and gets nothing from the wet green, Toronto Star, Canada, 23 Feb 2004

Allesandro Tadini overcomes 71st-hole 3-putt to prevail in 3-hole playoff for the Costa Rica Open, European Tour, UK, 23 Feb 2004

Local golf: George McNeill triumps again at Palmira Open - falls into playoff with Mike Sullivan after missing 12-foot birdie putt on 18th, but Sullivan slides a slick 6-footer by and bogeys 2nd playoff hole to lose, Naples Daily News, FL, 23 Feb 2004

Maruyama "coulda, shoulda, woulda" won if he had putted better - missed plausible birdie putts at 11 and 12 and gunned the tieing putt at 18 4 feet past and wide, Miami Herald, FL, 23 Feb 2004

Canada's secret weapon - Mike Weir - poor putting from 1999 PGA Championship paired in final round with Tiger Woods now just part of the legend, GolfDigest.com, 23 Feb 2004 (from July 2001)

Dunlop introduces new Redneck Putter lineup, iseekgolf, Australia, 22 Feb 2004

LPGA youth program receives indoor green, Delawareonline.com, 21 Feb 2004

Mukesh Kumar putts his way into lead at the Sir Padampat Singhania Open 2004 (Hero Honda Golf Tour) -- 22 putts in round of 67, rediff.com, Rediff, India, 20 Feb 2004

Defending champ Mike Weir joins lead -- just 25 putts, The Australian, Australia, 21 Feb 2004

Daly continues to mine rich vein of form - putting still on, ABC Online, Australia, 21 Feb 2004

Weir seizes five-shot lead in LA -- 22 putts, ABC Online, Australia, 21 Feb 2004

Daly's 64 has him back in hunt again at Nissan - 23 putts, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 21 Feb 2004

Mathew Goggin's D-Day - great ball striker really needs to learn how to putt well consistently, sportal.com.au, Australia, 22 Feb 2004

Micheel gets his game back on track - long putts key to 64 round, Independent Online, South Africa, 20 Feb 2004

Weir finally putts it all together, Winnipeg Sun, Canada, 20 Feb 2004

PGA champ stays under radar, Oakland Tribune, CA, 20 Feb 2004

Weir's putter keeps him close, Toronto Star, Canada, 20 Feb 2004

Putting his way to the top - 8-year-old Wesley Long loves the flatstick, Carolina Morning News, SC, 20 Feb 2004

GolfDigest.com - Who is Stan Utley? (Mar 2004)

Golf: Monty wilts in the heat, icWales, UK, 19 Feb 2004

Australia's Anthony Painter Leads Jacob's Creek - sinks 50-foot monster for eagle on final hole, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 19 Feb 2004

Monty in mood for Malaysia test - says his putting seems to be on the mend, The Scotsman, UK, 18 Feb 2004

Golf/Carlsberg Malaysian Open: Cobra Course a challenge - tricky pin placements, local knowledge required, New Straits Times, Malaysia, 18 Feb 2004

Nissan Open history reviewed: Mike Weir wins in 2003 when Charles Howell pulls a 5-footer; Jimmy Thompson wins in 1938 with a $1 putter he bought 3 weeks before, PGA.com, 18 Feb 2004

Teary Riley just misses in the end - Playoff putt rims out, shocking San Diegan, SignonSanDiego.com, 16 Feb 2004

Keeping it in the Family - Karsten Solheim, Cybergolf National, 17 Feb 2004

Lee Janzen's waiting too long for the NEC putt to drop, sportinglife.com, UK, 17 Feb 2004

KU golf seventh in Orlando - team misses tons of putts, Kusports, Kansas, 17 Feb 2004

Daly and Dunlop return to glory at Buick - Redneck putter on fire averaging 26.3 putts per round, iseekgolf,Australia, 17 Feb 2004

How to Hole Every Putt (1), Korea Times, South Korea, 17 Feb 2004

Weir's putting confidence resurgent after final round at Pebble Beach headed to defend at Nissan, Calgary Sun, Canada, 18 Feb 2004

Brian Davis Birdies His Way to ANZ Title - "I can't putt any better than that" Springfield News Sun, OH, 15 Feb 2004

Apostle of 'grip it and rip it' raises revival fervor - John Daly agaoin leading putting stats with 25.33 per round, San Diego Union Tribune, CA, 15 feb 2004

Brit Bian Davis wins second title at ANZ - Defending Paul Casey misses makeable putts and challenger Steve Webster 3-jacked penultimate hole to fall out, Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 15 Feb 2004

Brian Davis - 'amazed at victory' at ANZ - mate Gary Evans's putting lesson adjusts his shoulders and pays off handsomely with unbelievable" putting, sportinglife.com, UK, 15 Feb 2004

Friday the 13th is unlucky for Singh - missing short birdie putts coming in blows the cut by one; Cink gets around with only 22 putts on easier North Course, Taipei Times, Taiwan, 14 Feb 2004

Tiger on the back nine at San Diego: "I just could not make my putts," North County Times, CA, 14 Feb 2004

Glen Goldfinch claims NZ Mid-Amatuer title when Darryn Turley 3-putts the final hole, Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 14 Feb 2004

Greig Hutcheon in the Hunt for Fourth Challenge Tour Title - putting magnificently, European Tour, UK, 14 Feb 2004

Vijay sees top-10 streak end after missing San Diego cut by one - "I just couldn't make any putts," The Star, Malaysia, 14 Feb 2004

Gary Koch's "dyslexic" putting : 23 putts one day, 32 putts the next, CBS Sportsline, 14 Feb 2004

Matthew Kent of South Africa outlasts India's Manav Das in Calcutta's All-India Amateur on last hole's matching 15-footers; England's James Smith blows oil with two 3-jacks coming in to lose against Sri Lankan B.G. Lalithakumara, Calcutta Telegraph, India, 15 Feb 2004

Queenslander Stuart Bouvier uses old Tom Watson criterion: measures putting by total length of all his one-putts -- averaging 16.5 metres, goes round at ANZ with 61 metres, The Age, Australia, 14 Feb 2004

Tampa's Gary Koch shoots remarkable 62 in the zone with 22 putts - all back-nine birdie putts inside 10 feet, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 14 Feb 2004

Golf notes: Tom Lehman back on song, but many can't-miss putts burn the edges, North County Times, CA, 13 Feb 2004

Putt-Putt Place street name change leaves a hole in one's history, Fayetteville Online, Fayetteville NC, 13 Feb 2004

Golf Capsules - john Daly stellar as Chris Riley and Luke Donald miss play-off putts inside 6 feet; Gary Koch hands off lead and Stadler drains 27-footer while Watson misses from 10-feet in Chapions playoff, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 15 Feb 2004

Larry Nelson misses from seven feet and misses playoff, Toronto Star, Canada, 15 Feb 2004

Stadler triumphs at ACE Group Classic while leading in putting; Koch blows a couple short putts coming in, CBS Sportsline, 15 Feb 2004

Oft-troubled player Daly earns first PGA Tour win since 1995 - hometown fav Chris Riley suffers the dreaded horseshoe on playoff 5-footer, CNN, 15 Feb 2004

Stadler loses his lead but survives a playoff to win - Koch folds missing short putts, Watson misses 10-footer to win and 10-footer to lose playoff, PGA.com, 15 Feb 2004

Women's golf finishes 4th, Balky putters produce terrible final round, Arizona Daily Wild Cat, AZ, 12 Feb 2004

Nick Flanagan has struggled lately with the flatstick but gets off one good round of putting anyway, iseekgolf, Australia, 12 Feb 2004

Illini Men golfers hope winter putting work gets them over the 2nd-place hump, Daily Illini, IL, 12 Feb 2004

Northwestern U's Lady Wildcats Ready to Begin Spring Season - addition of Alice Kim adds spark - putting stroke adjustment should pay off big under competition, NUSports.com, 12 Feb 2004

Auburn 's John Dismuke goes round in 18 putts in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate - 67 round includes two chip-in and one 3-putt, AuburnTigers.com, 12 Feb 2004

GOLF: Belief the new armour for leading South Australian golfer Anne-Marie Knight - great ball-striker but so-so putter hopes confidence over comes deficiencies on the green, Advertiser, Australia, 12 Feb 2004

Teacher Ben Doyle on Elkington's putting: why so many practice strokes, and they don't match his actual stroke anyway, Monterey County Herald, CA, 11 Feb 2004

Paul Lawrie's work on putting starting to show through - 25 putts in heineken 3rd round boosts his confidence, North Scotland Press and Journal, UK, 11 Feb 2004

Tour rookie Lonnie Nielsen works to simplify his attitude to putting - notes that Tour pros average only 51.6 percent from 6 feet, Naples Daily News, FL, 10 Feb 2004

Scott Eilers: Nick Faldo's final 5-footer to win Muirfield teaches staying in the routine with your normal stroke is best under pressure, Marco Island Eagle, FL, 10 Feb 2004

Check Out 'The Best' From The PGA Merchandie Show - Ray Cook and David Whitlam's Gauge Design have best new putters, Check Out 'The Best' From The PGA Merchandie Show Milwaukee Channel.com, WI, 10 feb 2004

Jeff Maggert's 4-putt at the 16th at Pebble beach - not pretty, Channel Oklahoma.com, OK, 10 Feb 2004

The Real Difference Between You & the Pros - Torrey Pines stats shows there is no comparison on the greens, none! GolfDigest.com, 10 feb 2004

Changing times - 25% of pros change putters in a given week, for various reasons; Ping prototype center-shafted making rounds now, GolfDigest.com, 10 Feb 2004

Putters at the PGA Merchandise Show make the Futura "potato masher" look traditional, Sacramento Bee, CA, 10 Feb 2004

CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY, CompanyNews (Communiqués de presse), France, 10 Feb 2004

How to Be a Great Putter, Korea Times, South Korea, 10 Feb 2004

Weir's Pebble Beach seven leaves him feeling punchy - still, he putted well, Toronto Star, Canada, 10 Feb 2004

Jeff Maggert gets full-sing ironed out, but still needs to work on his putting - finished 3 strokes back but had 14 more putts than Singh, Houston Chronicle, TX, 9 Feb 2004

Clemson standout Gregg jones has stellar day with putter and fires career best 66, Clemson Tigers Insider, 9 Feb 2004

Maggert forced to settle for second, Monterey County Herald, CA, 9 Feb 2004

Choi Finishes Fourth at Pebble Beach - 93% fairways, but poor putting holding him back, Korea Times, South Korea, 8 Feb 2004

Oberholser learns valuable lessons in defeat - putting goes south and drags co-leader to 4th place finish, but he knows he has the game to compete, CNN/SI, 8 Feb 2004

Pebble in his pocket, No. 1 on his mind - Singh averaged 27 putts per round and 1.65 putts per GIR (2nd over all), ESPN, 8 Feb 2004

Coach Bob Kramer tips Catriona Matthew to fulfil potential in 2004 - needs to putt better to win, The Scotsman, UK, 8 Feb 2004

Wie easily makes the cut against the men in the Hawaii Pearl Open and has front nine with only 13 putts, and all her birdies came inside 12 feet, PGA.com, 8 Feb 2004

Singh in the Draino Zone at Pebble beach, Monterey County Herald, CA, 8 Feb 2004

Kite returns to the Old Bullseye putter for very solid putts after struggling in Hawaii; Pooley's putting "erratic", Miami Herald, FL, 7 Feb 2004

Adam Scott bound for glory, once he gets his "fair" putting improved - yet to break 30 in putts per round and giving up 9 putts to Els is not the ticket, sportal.com.au, Australia, 7 Feb 2004

GOLF: Singh lurks behind Donald at Pebble - has 63 in his sights but 3-jacks and takes 65, Detroit Free Press, United States, 7 Feb 2004

A winter wonderland gets golfers back into the swing - Hampton Roads Golf Expo includes $10,000 putting contest, Virginian Pilot, VA, 6 Feb 2004

Great ballstriker Kite has trouble getting the putts rolling, Palm Beach Post, FL, 6 Feb 2004

Michelle Wie opens AT&T with frustrating 74 - the putts just wouldn't fall, Townsville Bulletin, Australia, 6 Feb 2004

One shot shy of barrier - Els leave a couple of short putts in flirting with 59 - 25 total putts, Melbourne Herald Sun,Australia, 5 Feb 2004

GOLF: `Wade Who' has a shot at cutting down Ernie - opening 65 and joint-third place has Wade Ormsby being touted as the next great young Turk from Oz to join Aaron Baddeley and Adam Scott - just a 3-putt bobble here and there, Advertiser, Australia, 5 Feb 2004

GOLF: Els just one putt away from 59, Advertiser, Australia, 5 Feb 2004

Ormsby retaliates with eagle after 3-jacks - work with swing coach Darren Cole paying off - Royal Melborne greens perfect, Advertiser, Australia, 5 Feb 2004

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: ASU Senior Chris Nallen - stupidest day: 5-putting a green in Mexico, Arizona Daily Wild Cat, AZ, 5 Feb 2004

Mickelson, Garcia, Azinger polish their games - Sergio still needs putting help - Mark O'Meara uses the "claw" grip now, can Tiger be far behind?, Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX, 5 Feb 2004

Diary: Rookie Zach Johnson adjusts to TOUR life - finds help in caddy, Chris DiMarco, Stan Utley, and Skip Kendall - good putters all - so let's see his putting improve over what we saw in the Hope, CBS Sportsline, 5 Feb 2004

Faldo still working with optician Farnsworth on his putting, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 5 Feb 2004

Chris Nallen sparkles in Arizona's golf victory - some good putting, Tucson Citizen, AZ, 4 Feb 2004

Car crash victim Adam Trudeau battles back from severe brain injury - 20-year-old high school golfer had his left frontal lobe removed and had to relearn how to walk, but he still loves to go to the putting green, Braintree Forum, MA, 4 Feb 2004

Contoured Greens Define Smyers' Grande Pines Course, The Ledger, FL, 4 Feb 2004

When the champagne flowed - Tony lema - Palmer once slipped one of his favorite putters into Tony's bag, Monterey County Herald, CA, 4 Feb 2004

AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM - O'Meara says putting well there is all positive attitude, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 4 Feb 2004

Ryann Quinn opens Canadian Q-School with 73 -- good putting on severely mounded greens, but two missed 5-footers leaves him looking for improvement, LaCrosse Tribune, WI, 3 Feb 2004

Els looks for putting touch ahead of Classic, China Post, Taiwan, 3 Feb 2004

ELS LOOKING FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCE - a little off with putter last week, sportinglife.com, UK, 3 Feb 2004

HOT SHOTS POLL - Golf Channel Putt of the Week, Golf Channel, 3 Feb 2004

CRAZ - E looking - new Callaway putter, PGA.com, 3 Feb 2004

Els gives putter a workout, Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia, 3 Feb 2004

Notes: Look out if Ricky Barnes gets control of all that power - University of Arizona All-American finishes 9th in total putts (28,3) at Phoeniz, Tucson Citizen, AZ, 3 Feb 2004

Royal Melbourne greens possibly better than Augusta - Els, Reuters, United States, 3 Feb 2004

Els: Royal Melbourne Greens as Good as Augusta's, Reuters, United States, 3 Feb 2004

Joe Ogilvie off and running on PGA Tour - missing putts just par for the course at Pebble beach, Lancaster Eagle Gazette, OH, 3 Feb 2004\

Find A Putter that Fits You, Korea Times, South Korea, 3 Feb 2004

Garcia 's putting - all comes down to confidence and trust, ABS CBN News, Philippines, 3 Feb 2004

A Day At The PGA Merchandise Show, Milwaukee Channel.com, WI, 3 Feb 2004

Warrnambool golfer Marc Leishman just misses Heineken cut - a few lip-outs fatal, Warrnambool Standard, Australia, 2 Feb 2004

FBR Open Is First 2004 Pga Tour Victory for Callaway Golf, The Scotsman, UK, 2 Feb 2004

Out of the rough - Palmer at 74 putts cross-handed at the Skins Game, Golfing.com, 2 Feb 2004

Golf: Hamilton's David Smail stumbles at the final hole with 3-putt that drops him from 2nd to joint 4th - overcoming broken ribs but the heat and humidity wore him down at the end, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 2 Feb 2004

Tiger has his reasons for not answering call from AT&T - crowds and pro-am tedium and not poor greens, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 2 Feb 2004

Take the golf putting challenge, BBC Sport, UK, 2 Feb 2004

Kaye watches Mickelson, DiMarco hand him win - short games collapse coming in, Houston Chronicle, TX, 1 Feb 2004

Bjorn slips again to let in Jimenez - round includes Montgomerie's distracting Bjorn during a putt, The Scotsman, UK, 1 Feb 2004

Scott Verplank's putting acumen overpowers long drivers, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA, 1 Feb 2004

Golf After 50: What makes great putters? It's all in the (quiet) eye, CBS Sportsline, 1 Feb 2004

Tiger declines invitation to play - greens condition at Pebble Beach cited, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, CA 1 Feb 2004

DiMarco theory works for him, AZ Central.com, United States, Feb 1, 2004

Mickelson struggles with putting speed, no good outside 6 feet at Phoenix, Ananova, UK, Jan 31, 2004

Bjorn clashes with Monty over distraction in Bjorn's putting, The Australian, Australia, Jan 31, 2004

Azinger putting for dough this year, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 29 Jan 2004

Huston Ironing Out His Putting Woes, Golf Channel, 28 Jan 2004

PING Expands Putter Line With New CRAZ-E Model
Faldo quickly into the groove in Johnnie Walker Classic - 26 putts, Hindustan Times, India, 29 Jan 2004

Aggressive putting gives Faldo early lead, Reuters, UK, 29 Jan 2004

Golf industry gathers for trade show - Maltby: Whatever is weird in putting is hot - pros looking for edge, CBS Sportsline, 29 Jan 2004

Els chases a halfcentury of major titles - "I'm a streaky putter," The Nation, Thailand, 28 Jan 2004

Say What? Trevino on Pebble Beach, the Cowboys and his pillow - uses an Arnold Palmer putter he says dates from the 1950s, CBS Sportsline, 26 Jan 2004
Phil Mickelson Interview after Hope victory, Cybergolf National, 26 Jan 2004
Is Lefty doin' it right this time? Nick price advises: "Hate bogeys, make par putts," Edmonton Sun, Canada, 25 Jan 2004
Weir uses sand wedge as putter on last 8 holes in sheer frustration, Toronto Star, Canada, 25 Jan 2004
GOLF: Wayward driver Adam Scott's classic problem - says his well-documented putting woes are now behind him, Advertiser, Australia, 27 Jan 2004
Rejuvenated Mickelson still missing some short putts, but tied for 6th in putting at Hope, Golfing.com, 27 Jan 2004
Ben Curtis in Thailand: whoever putts best will win, Bangkok Post, Thailand, 28 Jan 2004

Livin' Large - Phil Rodgers, GolfDigest.com, 28 Jan 2004

Last year's Skins winner trevino is a practicing fool - late-night carpet putting paid off with new Scotty Cameron putter, Golf Channel, 28 Jan 2004
Callaway has set record year in counterfeit crackdowns, iseekgolf, Australia, 27 Jan 2004

STX Putters Weighs In With New Sync Tour Pro
New Brass Cup Machine Art Putter from Mitchell Golf

Mickelson's putter working well, Cincinnati Enquirer, OH, 24 Jan 2004
Weir's status remains unclear - wonky putter, Toronto Star, Canada, 24 Jan 2004
Stroke broke - Weir can't buy a birdie while fighting balky putter, Calgary Sun, Canada, 24 Jan 2004
Mickelson gets around in 25 putts while Weir can't find the bucket, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 24 Jan 2004
Mickelson poised to duplicate 2002 Hope performance - 5 birdie putts over 12 feet, San Diego Union Tribune, CA, 24 Jan 2004

Perry leads with round of only 23 putts, The Desert Sun, CA, 23 Jan 2004
Westwood shoots 68, just didn't hole any putts, The Scotsman, UK, 23 Jan 2004
Terry price gets a little help from Baddeley on putting, and improves to almost average, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, 23 Jan 2004
Immelman struggles in the rain - early greens a lot better than late at Houghton, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 23 Jan 2004
Callaway Golf Introduces New 'Tour Blue' Line of Putters Featuring Milled Titanium Bodies with Tungsten Weight Inserts CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 22, 2004)
Cup Series Putter From Mitchell Golf, 22 Jan 2004
Otey Crisman Trademark Available, 22 Jan 2004
Mitchell Machine Art Blade Putters to Debut
 
Casey Martin hopes AT&T revives Tour career - Missing putts and missing cuts, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 22 Jan 2004
 
Weir on a Rocket ride - Lots of Lip-outs in La Quinta, Ottawa Sun, Canada, 22 Jan 2004
 
Kendall Shares Lead at Bob Hope Classic - Shoots 63 with lots of long birdie putts - recalls nearly cutting his finger off last season, Rapid City Journal, SD, 22 Jan 2004
 
Get the jump on golf's next surprise - Zach Johnson has some ballstriking game, but his putting ... , Kansas City Star (subscription), MO,, 22 Jan 2004
 
Trevor Immelman wants back-to-back win - "putting is everything" at Houghton, News24, South Africa, 22 Jan 2004
 
Pressel, putter falter in first round, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 21 Jan 2004
 
Augusta's Mize will play without Tour exemption - putting recovering from horse-riding fall, Augusta Chronicle, FA, 20 Jan 2004
KoreaTimes : Fundamentals Crucial to Sinking Putts
Only Michelle Shined on the Day - 23 putts Friday, 8 fewer than Thursday, Donga, South Korea, 18 Jan 2004
Hawaian Dean Wilson's putter cost him the cut by one stroke, 36 putts Thursday and 29 Friday, with a 3-putt Friday, Honolulu Star-Bulletin Sports, HI, 17 Jan 2004
Chart: A closer look into Wie's performance Golfweb 22:41 18-Jan-04
Sir Bob tees off at Grange Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand, 15 Jan 2004
 
Heaven walks in Charles ' footsteps, Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 15 Jan 2004
Golf: Malcolmson cleans up with broomstick, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 15 Jan 2004
High School golf coach Nugent brings golf indoors for putting lessons, Bridgeton News, NJ, 16 Jan 2004
Michele Wie lips out the "cut" but still shot the first subpar round in PGA Tour competition by a female with a stellar 68 that included holing a 58-foot monster, Honolulu Advertiser, HI, 16 Jan 2004
Terry Price gets it right - struggles with putter continue, sportal.com.au, Australia, 16 Jan 2004
Putting tips from Badds (Aaron Baddeley) boosts Terry Price, Advertiser, Australia, 16 Jan 2004
Eight-under 62 is Aussie Steve Allan's best pro round - credits nice short putting, ESPN, 16 Jan 2004
Wie's fabulous 68 includes two bombs from 58 and 53 feet, WTEV, FL, 16 Jan 2004
Putts Fall, but Wie Misses Cut by a Shot, New York Times, NY, 16 Jan 2004
Agent: Big purses hurting PGA Tour fields, Palm Beach Post, 14 Jan 2004
 
Sir Bob ready for last home Open, The Age, 13 Jan 2004
 
Tartan Tour ups the stakes by £135,000 The Scottish Herald 03:25 13-Jan-04
 
Charles bids farewell to the NZ Open, which he first won 50 years ago, PGA.com, 15 Jan 2004
 
Appleby: "It always comes down to putting. It's so tight at the top. Putting is the critical element.", Arizona republic, 15 Jan 2004
 
Paul Lawrie at the Crossroads - great ball-striking stewed by poor putting - obsessed with fixing the problem, Glasgow Daily Record, UK, 15 Jan 2004
 
New Zealander Gareth Paddison trying to learn pro-level putting skills, Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand, 14 Jan 2004
 
Charles farewell adds emotion to New Zealand Open, CNN/SI, 14 Jan 2004
 
Sydney's Peter O'Malley works on his putting in his yard now, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 14 Jan 2004
 
Late Tour arrival Zach Johnson is early pick for greatness - knows how to use his flatstick, with 1.699 putts per GIR, USA Today, 14 Jan 2004
 
It all comes down to putting, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI, 14 Jan 2004
 
Wish List for 2004: May Putts Fall for Local Touring Pros, The Ledger, FL, Jan 14, 2004
 
Poor poa annua greens push Tiger to sidelines - won't play Pebble Beach until the greens improve, Contra Costa Times, CA, Jan 14, 2004
 
Texas A&M alumnus Gary Gilchrist coaches the most famous teen in golf - Michele Wie - hopes she putts well under pressure, San Antonio Express, TX, Jan 13, 2004
 
Mark McNulty, Zimbabwean turned Irishman, poised to showcase his excellent putting skills on US Senior Tour after winning Q-School, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, Jan 13, 2004
 
No going back for Charles as he lines up last NZ Open, Otago Daily Times, New Zealand, Jan 13, 2004
 
Lee Westwood a "good enough" putter, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, Jan 13, 2004
 
Golf: NZ Open champion happy out of the spotlight, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, Jan 13, 2004
 
Sir Bob Charles Bows Out At Holden Open, Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand,  Jan 13, 2004
 
Tiger's 2003 problems don't seem to have been putting, GolfDigest.com, Jan 13, 2004
 
Golf: Charles to gallop off into sunset, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, Jan 13, 2004
 
Slower greens ? We ' ll still mess up, Sligo Weekender, Ireland, Jan 13, 2004
 
Putting's No. 1 Aaron Baddeley to let clubs do the talking, Baddeley to let clubs do the talking Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, Jan 13, 2004
Appleby holds off Singh for Mercedes victory - Poor putting Saturday and Sunday costly for Vijay, Daily Times, Pakistan, 12 Jan 2004
Zen Oracle settles with Scotty Cameron and Titleist over the Cube, PGA.com, 12 Jan 2004
 
Interview with 2004 Mercedes Championship winner, Stuart Appleby (talks putting), Cybergolf National, 12 Jan 2004
 
Allen Oakley, late Quincy newsman, was a great putter, Quincy Herald Whig  IL, 12 Jan 2004
 
Singh serious about bid to be No. 1 - seven 3-putts in Hawaii, Arizona Daily Sun, AZ, 13 Jan 2004
 
Singh - Great putters win a lot more tournaments, Golf Channel, 13 Jan 2004
 
How to Lag Long Putts Close to Hole, Korea Times, South Korea, 13 Jan 2004
 
Sir Bob Charles Bows Out At Holden Open, Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand, 13 Jan 2004
 
My Shot: Earl Woods - How Tiger first learned putting, GolfDigest.com, 13 Jan 2004
 
Golf: Charles to gallop off into sunset, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 13 Jan 2004
 
Dunlop Signs Daly to Contract - will play Dunlop redneck putter, Golf Channel, 13 Jan 2004
 
Long John Gripping And Ripping The Loco In 2004 - to play the Dunlop Redneck putter, 1 Jan 2004
 
Calling All Putters To A Free Review From Buff-Golf.com, 14 Jan 2004

Tiger talks - Crenshaw hooks putts, Floyd cuts, Cybergolf National, 9 Jan 2004

Putting woes persist for Woods at start of 2004 season, PGA.com, 09 Jan 2004

Appleby holds off Singh for Mercedes victory - Poor putting Saturday and Sunday costly for Vijay, Daily Times, Pakistan, 12 Jan 2004
 
Zen Oracle settles with Scotty Cameron and Titleist over the Cube, PGA.com, 12 Jan 2004
 
How to Lag Long Putts Close to Hole, Korea Times, South Korea, 13 Jan 2004
Singh Goes Conventional - needs to make more putts, Golf Channel, 08 Jan 2004
 
Golf: Happy 50th Sir Bob, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 08 Jan 2004

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Shotlink makes stats more fun, Biloxi Sun Herald, MS, 3 Jan 2004
 
Notes: Tiger automatic on clutch putts, Golf.com, Jan 4, 2004
 
Lonard keeps the faith - Swing coach Gary Edwin helps hone a great swing, but his putter troubles Lonard until he starts playing on better US surfaces - www.theage.com.au, 4 Jan 2004
 
Vijay Singh practicing with a regular putter, Sarasota Herald-Tribune,  FL, 08 Jan 2004
 
Virk putts his way to lead - just 24 putts, Delhi Newsline, India, 08 Jan 2004
 
Diver Dan' Becher dredges up stray balls and scary stories - Orlando area diver scourers golf ponds for treasure - finds many putters just off the 18th green, Centre Daily Times, PA, 07 Jan 2004
 
President's Putter being contested at Rye, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 07 Jan 2004
 
Mercedes Notebook: Vijay practicing with a regular putter, PGA.com, 07 Jan 2004
 
Yokosuka shipping yard golfers get their beloved driving range back - Astro turf putting facility a big hit, Pacific Stars and Stripes,  Japan, 07 Jan 2004
 
Ringing In The New Year - Flatstick performance fills pocketbook for short-knocking Roberts and wild-off-the-tee Baddley, Milwaukee Channel.com,  WI, 07 Jan 2004
 
Columnist Peter Benton: Slow play becoming big problem in golf - inflated egos main culprit, Las Vegas Sun, NV, 07 Jan 2004
 
Golfers line up for Troon Open qualifying - RSA'a Darren Fitchardt finds putting downhill downwind tough to keep balls on the green, News24, South Africa, 07 Jan 2004
 
Back in the swing - Ben Crane credits Butch Harmon with swing improvements but struggles with putter at end of last year cost him entry into many lucrative events, Oregonian, OR, 07 Jan 2004
 
Fundamentals Crucial to Sinking Putts, Korea Times, South Korea, 07 Jan 2004
 
Older, wiser and out to win - Nick price credits greatly improved greens conditions with helping pros avoid the yips late in career, Palm Beach Post, FL - Jan 6, 2004
 
The Golf Mechanic: Warm up to lower scores and build confidence - hole a few putts from 2 feet as your brain doesn't know the difference between that and a long putt, Marco Island Eagle, FL - Jan 6, 2004
 
End of an era as great putter Bob Charles signs off, Stuff.co.nz,  New Zealand - Jan 6, 2004
 
Adjust for the winter season - wetter winter greens don't break as much, and are slower, The Dispatch, CA - Jan 6, 2004
Glad you asked - Juli Inkster's marking ball with a tee makes seeing ball location easier while other players are putting, Golf For Women Magazine - Jan 6, 2004
 
Golfing's Sir Bob stands tall among NZ sporting legends, Stuff.co.nz,  New Zealand - Jan 6, 2004
 
CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANYCompanyNews (Communiqués de presse), France  - Jan 6, 2004
 
Mickelson calls his putter "downright ugly," Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA - Jan 5, 2004
 
A tiny lot with lots - ice rink changed to putting course with small depressions dug into ice, The Union Leader (subscription), NH - Jan 5, 2004
 
Gallacher strives to putt on par with his uncle, The Scotsman, UK  - Jan 5, 2004
 
Golf Tips: What to do when balls collide, Knoxville News Sentinel,  TN - Jan 5, 2004
 
Johnny Miller Talks Golf - for Crenshaw, putter shaft flex matters, GolfDigest.com - Jan 5, 2004
 
Golfing guys discover direct-sales links - Tupperware parties for clubs, Providence Journal (subscription), RI - Jan 3, 2004
 
Harold Henning dies - trademark long putter, IAfrica South African News, South Africa - Jan 2, 2004