2004 Daily Putting Digest
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2004 2nd Quarter - April thru June


Defending champ Jeff Overton displeased with 72 but still leads Indiana Amateur by 4 strokes -- misses 3-4 putts he should have made and 3-putts 18th -- slings ball in creek, Indianapolis Star, IN, 30 Jun 2004

Darren Clarke's putting still off - trying out a belly putter, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 30 Jun 2004

Putter switches at TPC Avenel help low-ranked putters Tom Lehman (T154th) to T34th in putts per round at Avenel and Alex Cejka (T71st) to 20th in putts, ESPN, 30 Jun 2004

Retief Goosen surprised by how well he putted at Shinecock Hills -- said a feeling for the greens came on that had been missing in previous weeks, CBS Sportsline, 30 Jun 2004

First in greens in regulation and first in putts per green in regulation for Adam Scott at Booz Allen -- an unbeatable combination, Oregonian, OR, 30 Jun 2004

Darren Clarke Considers Putting Options, Scotland on Sunday, UK, 30 jun 2004

Couples, Trevino putt for big bucks -- The guys with bad backs ended up making the back-breaking big putts in the Par 3 Shootout -- Couples: 40 feet; Trevino: 54 feet, The Grand Rapids Press, MI, 30 Jun 2004

Adam Scott has Greg Norman's `right arm' -- caddie Tony Navarro now reading putts for top Aussie golfer Scott, Advertiser, Australia, 30 Jun 2004

Pinehurst's 62-year-old Hall of Fame caddie Willie McRae steadies teen phenom Morgan Pressel in final match after a bad hole and she responds by sinking a 90-footer for birdie en route to North and South victory, Southern Pines Pilot, NC, 30 Jun 2004

Kim Saiki Wins Rochester LPGA by 4 Strokes -- decisive 3-shot swing at 14th when Rosie Jones 3-putts for double as Saki birdies -- pair match bombs on next hole, then Jones muffs a 3-footer to lose by 4, Tuscaloosa News , AL, 28 Jun 2004

Louise Stahl at Gullane first Swede to win British Ladies Open -- "I think the biggest plus in my game was that I putted well every day." -- 19-year-old to play for Arizona State, The Scotsman, UK, 28 Jun 2004

Adam Scott holds off pal Charles Howell for Booz Allen championship -- Charging Howell birdied Nos. 11-15 with putts of 9, 20, 13, 11 and 18 feet -- Scott: "My putting really carried me to the last five holes. That's how you win golf tournaments -- is with the putter.",Las Vegas Review Journal, NV, 28 Jun 2004

Michele Wie (14, Hawaii) upset in Public Links by Ya-Ni Tseng (15, Taiwan) -- missed putts allows Tseng to rally from 4 down to overtake Wie on final hole with 12-footer to win, Chicago Sun Times, IL, 28 Jun 2004

Ya-Ni Tseng out-putts Michele Wie to win Public Links -- Wie's coach / caddie Gary Gilchrist: "She struggled today. The greens were slick and fast today, and she wasn't trusting her stroke as much as she was Saturday. (Ya-Ni) pretty much putted better than Michele in the afternoon and that's why she won." Hampton Roads Daily Press, VA, 28 Jun 2004

Barry Londeree blisters field for Augusta County crown -- JMU senior defends title by eight shots -- competitor Bob Rotella: "He just blew the field away. He played very smartly and made a lot of putts.", Staunton News Leader, VA, 28 Jun 2004

Colin Montgomerie hopes to open door -- "I need to putt better in order to qualify." -- working close with coach Dennis Pugh, This is London, UK, 28 Jun 2004

In a move that at first confused some, Jay Don Blake eight-putted the final hole of his round yesterday at the Booz Allen, giving him an 85 for the day. It was later revealed that it was a tribute to his mother, who died earlier that morning at the age of 85, Baltimore Sun, MD, 28 Jun 2004

Jean-Francois Remesy's inspired putting claims 7-shot win in French Open -- 26.8 putts per round average, no 3-putts, and 35 one-putts, BBC Sport, UK, 28 Jun 2004

Tom Purtzer feeling green after 2-shot lead evaporates -- "I definitely had my chances, but I just didn't putt very good today. ", Boston Herald, MA, 28 Jun 2004

Dana Quigley had plenty of bird-eye views -- whopping 22 birdies good for 5th -- "This new putter I used this week has me excited." Providence Journal (subscription), RI, 28 Jun 2004

Two courses undergoing greens renovations projects, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 27 Jun 2004
MacGregor offers limited editions of Bobby Grace prototype putters, PGA.com, 25 Jun 2004

Hippo Golf introduces a new line of Beast putters with five distinct models, PGA.com, 25 Jun 2004

Scotty Cameron Titleist Red X putters look back in time, PGA.com, 25 Jun 2004

Virginia golfer Lauren Doughtie eliminated by Janet Dyer -- Doughtie: "I wasn't making the putts that I'd been making the rest of the week, and that hurt me. I couldn't make a single putt to save my life, so it kind of caught up with me.", Hampton Roads Daily Press, VA, 26 Jun 2004

Mary Moan wins Connecticut WGA title over Katie Stepanek in 33 holes -- Stepanek's pushed miss of a 4-footer decisive, Middletown Press, CT, 26 Jun 2004

Michele Wie survives tight match against Jane Park in 3rd round -- Wie: "I putted a lot better than I did (Friday) morning, and I've worked a lot on trying to get the speed and break right." , Hampton Roads Daily Press, VA, 26 Jun 2004

Terrill Samuel putts like a pro to win Star Women's Amateur over Mary Ann Lapointe -- Lapointe: "When she putts like that, she's hard to beat.", Toronto Star, Canada, 26 Jun 2004

Rocky Thompson gives "Agelss Xtra" focus / energy juice credit after season-best round of 67 -- "Man, this stuff really works!", Boston Globe, MA, 26 Jun 2004

Tom Purtzer rides 65 to first-round lead -- 11 of 14 fairways, 15 of 18 greens, and only 27 putts -- Champions Tour decision to require walking threatens his longevity due to major hip problem even though he's only 52, Boston Globe, MA, 26 Jun 2004

Jim Volpenhein wins Met Am for 7th time over Big Ten medalist K and defending Met champ Kevin Hall -- a question of survival -- Hall struggled with puttting -- "I tried to steer the ball, and you're not going to do anything with that." , Cincinnati Enquirer, OH, 26 Jun 2004

Charles Howell follows best-ever round with a let up -- after nine one-putt greens in his career-best round, he had only three yesterday, and three-putted once for bogey. -- "It just comes down to the putter.", Baltimore Sun, MD, 26 Jun 2004

Sydnee Michaels wins qualifier for U.S. Junior Girls Open with just 24 putts and trounces field by 4 -- "My putter was on fire.", North County Times, CA, 26 Jun 2004

Jeff Quinney grabs share of Lake Erie lead with 64 -- only 24 putts -- "I was hitting it close so I had a lot of short putts." -- avoided trouble on late-afternoon bumpy greens, CBS Sportsline, 26 Jun 2004

Former Duke punter Ricky Brummitt rallies to beat senior medalist Wayne Neal of Durham in 19 holes when Neal left the door open by missing several short putts down the stretch -- missed 3-footer ends the match -- Brummitt advances to semifinals, Durham herald Sum, NC, 26 Jun 2004

Seniors Notebbook: Dana Quigley fires all-over round of 9 birdies and 5 bogeys with a generic putter he picked up this week -- "It putted great." Providence Journal (subscription), RI, 26 Jun 2004

Charles Howell III sets tournament record at Booz Allen 1st round with 10-under -- over 6 putts from 15 feet or longer, The Casper Star Tribune, WY, 25 Jun 2004

TPC Avenel greens getting top marks -- Super Dennis Ingram credits Proxy chemical with keeping poa seedheads from sprouting late in the day to maintain smooth, true surface, Washington Times, DC, 25 Jun 2004

Tom Lehman's game is back despite taking 31 putts -- "My putting has been definitely the Achilles' heel of my game. It's been letting me down this year, over the last several years, actually. I went back to the long putter this week, and I've actually made a few.", Washington Post, DC, 25 Jun 2004

MacGregor Tour prototype putter from Bobby Grace. PGA.com, 25 Jun 2004

Howell Takes Lead at Booz Allen Classic -- lots of long birdie putts, Durham Herald Sun, NC, 25 Jun 2004

Court Stops Callaway Club Copy Sales, Forbes, 25 Jun 2004

In the News -- Hippo putters, PGA.com, 25 Jun 2004

Ian Woosnam shares halfway lead - holes an "outrageous" 50-foot birdie putt for his 5th birdie, TVNZ, New Zealand, 25 Jun 2004

Hot putter leads Haydon to round of 63 at championships, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 25 Jun 2004

Booz Allen after two rounds: Adam Scott's 62 Gives Him the Clubhouse Lead -- 29 and 28 putts -- Olin Browne two back with 24 and 27 putts, Washington Post, DC, 25 Jun 2004

Putter "plain in shape" rule interpreted to allow Dogleg Right Superline -- Retief Goosen goes back to C-Groove Tracy model for US Open win -- Vijay Singh leaves Bobby Grace mallet for Titleist putter, GolfDigest.com, 25 Jun 2004

Philippe Lima claims Aa Saint Omer Open by one stroke when Alssandro Tadini 3-putts final hole from 40 feet, GolfDigest.com, 25 Jun 2004

Candie Kun in 2nd with seven birdies and two bogeys -- round included a 3-putt from 3 feet, Ocala Star-Banner, FL, 25 Jun 2004

Ian Woosnam's delight with his old iron, switch back to short putter, ic Wales, UK, 25 Jun 2004

Debbie Adams 4-putts to fall into playoff then wins NC Women's Amateur title when Lori Teague misses a 3-footer, Asheville Citizen Times, NC, 24 Jun 2004

Savannah's Tim O'Neal still determined to make it to golf's promised .land, Savannah Morning News, GA, 24 Jun 2004

Ex-Terp Del Ponchock Derails on Front Nine in Booz Allen - missing 5-6 five-footers takes its toll andmakes him press, Washington Post, DC, 24 Jun 2004

Shaun Micheel looking to get his putter working as well as his irons -- hits 17 greens in Booz Allen, Washington Post, DC, 24 Jun 2004

Karine Icher using a heavier putter to cope with blustery winds at KLM Ladies Open, iseekgolf, Australia, 24 Jun 2004

Peter Senior struggles thru back nine at QLD Masters and thanks his putter for holding his round together, PGA of Australia, Australia, 24 Jun 2004

Charles Howell: "The thing that ultimately decides winners and not winners is the putter.", Washington Post, 24 Jun 2004

Colin Montgomery switching back to the belly putter, Glasgow Daily Record, UK, 22 Jun 2004

Paul Garner putts to record round at Indian Hills Men's Invitational -- uses "double-reverse overlapping underhanded claw" grip to deadly effect in rounds of 68-67-67 -- final round of 6 birdies and 1 bogey blows away the field by 9 strokes, Demopolis Times, 22 Jun 2004

Practice Reading Putts, Peoria Journal Star, IL, 22 Jun 2004

Matt Harmon starts hot at Michigan Am on wind-dried Donald Ross greens -- no three-putts is the key, The Grand Rapids Press, MI, 22 Jun 2004

Sun Country Amateur Public Links Championship: Anton Salome blows 5-stroke lead after 1st round with 4 3-putts in second / final round and loses playoff to Patrick Dolan missing a 4-footer for par, El Defensor Chieftain, NM, 22 Jun 2004

Favorite equipment of pros, consumers according to the Darrell Survey: Odyssey Two-Ball for consumers, LPGA, and Champions Tour -- Scotty Cameron prototype for PGA Tour, Oregonian, OR, 22 Jun 2004

Mike Mayo, visually impaired golfer, putts his way into history -- first to win back-to-back victories in English Blind Golf Association's Strokeplay championship, Plymouth Evening Herald, UK, 22 Jun 2004

Retief Goosen credits putting well with return to old putter he used in 2001 US Open -- "I've been working hard on my putting. I actually went back to my old putter that I won the 2001 Open with. Five weeks ago I started putting with it again.", USA Today

Jack Nicklaus: Retief Goosen's birdie made Phil Mickelson's 5-footer on 17th a lot longer, then Phil's miss made recovering from "freeze" for next putt extremely difficult, Napa Valley Register, CA, 21 Jun 2004

Course condition played major role at US Open -- Rick Smith knocks on the green like a door and pours water on it to see water slide off without wetting the green, USA Today, 21 Jun 2004

Golfer sinks $20000 putt with club from trash, Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription), GA, 22 Jun 2004

US Women's Amateur Public Links: Michele Wie trails Honolulu's Punahou School classmate Stephanie Kono -- Wie 5-putts par 5 from 36 feet and misses a 7-footer for eagle while Kono drains long birdie putts (20, 22, 7, and 12 feet), Monterey County Herald,

Tommy Weigand qualifies for Publinx with cautious putting at Sleepy Hollow -- "I went after putts I thought I could sink, and lagged the other ones. The greens are the hardest part of playing Sleepy Hollow. If you're on the wrong side of the hole, you're

Megan Grehan qualifies to play in US Women's Open after outlasting Aussie pro Kathi Poppmeier in 6-hole playoff -- "I could win this thing" nerves kick in but Grehan overcomes playoff 1st-hole 3-jack to prevail, The Journal News.com, NY, 22 Jun 2004

Ray Vinnewitz, You could have picked up a few putting tips from US Open, Pioneer Press (Subscription), MN, 22 Jun 2004

Montana State Golf Association Junior Championship features some young guns with hot putters -- winner Loudan Steffes canned a 50-foot birdie then a 10-foot eagle for a 3-stroke victory -- others also draining montsers and knee-knockers, Billings Gazette,

Beth Bader secures Open bid in playoff with 2-putt par from 25 feet, Quad City Times, IA, 22 Jun 2004

Perfect solution, green and view -- Harbour's Edge is a life-care retirement community, and its "golf course" is a 7,500-square-foot putting green perched on a rooftop, Palm Beach Post, FL, 22 Jun 2004

Grosse Ile's living legend and resident Glenn Johnson (5-time Michigan Am winner) hosts return of Am to Donald Ross's Grosse Ile, the best greens in Michigan -- says the winner will need to lag well, Southgate News Herald, MI, 21 Jun 2004

When the bent dies, the poa pokes up, Hartford Courant (subscription), CT, 21 Jun 2004

Mike Weir gets major boost looking to Troon with 4th place finish: "That was my Achilles heel: I just didn't make enough putts.", Winnipeg Sun, Canada, 21 Jun 2004

Retief Goosen won on sheer guts, good putts -- putting lost the Open for Phil Mickelson, Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription), PA, 21 Jun 2004

Putts spell peril on 17th -- wind gust sends Mickelson's key putts out of the hole twice, Miami Herald (subscription), FL, 21 Jun 2004

Kevin Stadler served as guinea pig for 7th hole Sunday -- a 2-footer rolled 25 yeards into a bunker for a triple bogey -- setup called a "joke", Rocky Mountain News, CO, 21 Jun 2004

Goosen's the quiet winner -- 12 one-putts including last six greens, Houston Chronicle, TX, 21 Jun 2004

Retief Goosen, 24 putts and the title -- Phil Mickelson, 27 putts and another 2nd, Milford Daily News, MA, 21 Jun 2004

Retief Goosen had 31 one-putt greens over 4 days, Orlando Sentinel (subscription), FL, 21 Jun 2004

Paul Simson at age 53 takes 4th NC Amateur with a 69 for 9 under -- great touch with birdie putts of 35 and 33 feet sealing the deal -- Enbrel saved his game from arthritis, Durham Herald Sun, NC, 21 Jun 2004

Retief Goosen claims second major as Phil Mickelson 3-putts from 4 feet on 17th hole to lose by 2, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 20 Jun 2004

Dry air sends greens over the edge to unfair, FOX Sports, 20 Jun 2004

Retief Goosen clinches second US Open crown with 24 putts and 11 one-putt greens, Reuters, UK, 20 Jun 2004

USGA gets brunt of player unrest -- "killed" greens too dead to soften up, and scores soared to second highest average in modern times (78.7, with 1972 Pebble Beach 1st at 78.8), ESPN, 20 Jun 2004

USGA's dumb-dumb -- Joakim Haeggeman bounces balls off practrice green and catches them without leaving a pitch mark, Reuters, UK, 20 Jun 2004

Goosen outputts Mickelson to win US Open, Washington Times, DC, 20 Jun 2004

Retief Goosen (pronounced WHO-son) and the Tracy Ultimatum that made him a relaxed, positive champion, Golf Digest, from Nov 2001

Hoses called in to save US Open from chaos, Daily Times, Pakistan, 20 Jun 2004

Shinnecock's 189 yards of hell -- the 7th hole's "Redan" green and the wind factor, Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia, 20 Jun 2004

South African Retief Goosen uses hot putter to win second Open title, CNN/SI, 20 Jun 2004

A stroke of genius - Curv Convex putter, News 10 Now, NY, 19 Jun 2004

Players don't buy USGA's 7th-hole story -- say Redan green (inverted saucer) was not setup correctly to play fairly, Chicago Tribune (subscription), IL, 20 Jun 2004

Only Goosen moves up on moving day -- bogeys on final two holes leave Mickelson 2 back -- missed a couple of short putts coming in, Stockton Record, CA, 20 Jun 2004

Tiger's sloppy round includes 31 putts, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 20 Jun 2004

Ferris State's Kyle Snell draws in Lyle Ambs Public Links Championship -- recent switch to Odyssey Two-ball putter pays off -- "I'm not used to making 10-footers.", MLive.com, MI, 20 Jun 2004

Shinnecock shows its fangs -- the greens are "dead", "borderline," "icy," "linoleum," etc., New York Newsday, NY, 20 Jun 2004

Mickelson tumbles on moving day with bogeys in last holes -- missed short putts -- US Open is about making pars until the other guy bogeys, Gwinnett Daily Post, GA, 20 Jun 2004

Tim Clark's 4-Under 66 Causes a Stir -- missed two-footer on 18th hole mars excellent round, The Ledger, FL, 20 Jun 2004

Els calls 7th hole "unplayable" with setup -- Mickelson's 3-putt from 6 feet not untypical for the day, The Ledger, FL, 20 Jun 2004

Good ballstriking and poor putting, then poor ballstriking and good putting, then eagle on 18 -- Tiger's hopes renewed, Newsday, NY, 20 Jun 2004

Jeff Maggert's putting his Major weakness -- 6-7 putts left 3 inches short, Newsday, NY, 20 Jun 2004

Irishman Padriag (pronounced Porrick, rhymes with Yorick) Harrington out of luck -- can't handle downhill birdie putts at Shinnecock, ic Teesside.co.uk, UK, 20 Jun 2004

Retief Goosen's 3rd round surge by the numbers: 10 of 14 fairways, 12 of 18 and 29 putts in a four-birdie, three-bogey round for a 69 that felt like a 64, Albany Times Union, NY, 20 Jun 2004

Now that's more like the US Open -- Daniel Chopra chips from 40 feet, ball rolls 40 feet past hole off green, Chopra sinks the putt for par, Cincinnati Enquirer, OH, 20 Jun 2004

JJ Henry shoots 69 to make the cut then balloons to an 86 -- 5 fairways, 5 greens, and 33 putts -- 10 bogeys, 3 double bogeys, and a triple bogey 8 on a par 5, Savannah Morning News, GA, 20 Jun 2004

Steady Els stays in the running with superb putting on fast greens -- "I made some really good saves, putts from inside eight feet.", Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription), PA, 20 Jun 2004

Butch harmon's students missing cuts: Adam Scott takes 32 putts first day, 35 the next to shoot 75-75 at US Open and miss the cut, along with Darren Clarke, Justin Leonard, and Fred Couples, Boston Globe, MA, 20 Jun 2004

104th US Open San Diego Locals Watch: Chris Riley -- swing inconsistencies (57% greens hit) with 28, 30, 31 putts; Pat Perez -- good start but then no birdies in round with only two one-putt greens, San Diego Union Tribune, CA, 20 Jun 2004

Fred Funk is the best putter (77 for a 1.43 average); Tiger Woods with 31 putts: "I had a tough day.", Hatford Courant, CT, 20 Jun 2004

Jim Furyk still a little rusty after March wrist surgery -- three-putts from 7 feet, New York Post, NY, 20 Jun 2004

Roller-coaster round at NC Amateur for perennial favorite Paul Simson -- a 3-putt and then a 35-foot birdie, Durham Herald Sun, NC, 20 Jun 2004

Golfers are steamrolled by greens, Knoxville News Sentinel, TN, 20 Jun 2004

Darron Stiles leads four others by one on Nationwide Tour after three rounds at Glenmaura -- 2nd round misses with putter corrected for 3rd round, The Herald News, MA, 20 Jun 2004

Missed putt at 2001 US Open a springboard for Goosen - Stewart Cink and Mark Brooks also missed putts inside 6 feet, Richmond Times Dispatch, VA, 20 Jun 2004

Phil Mickelson: I need to work on my lag putting, The Age, Australia, 19 jun 2004

Putter, not wrist, sinks Furyk to 72 -- "From five to eight feet, I putted pretty poorly.", Tallahassee Democrat - Tallahassee, FL, 18 Jun 2004

John Shippen, America's first black pro, nearly won the 1896 US Open at Shinnecock Hills -- still a deadly putter many years later in New Jersey, New York Daily News, NY, 16 Jun 2004
USGA snubs Ernie, Tiger -- no agenda to ban long putters at present, Business Day, South Africa, South Africa, 17 jun 2004

Alone in the zone - Vijay Singh's only weakness these days is inconsistent putting, Press-Enterprise (subscription), CA, 17 Jun 2004

Vijay Singh: "The way I putted last week, maybe I should go back and putt with a normal putter again.", The Journal News.com, NY, 17 Jun 2004

Firm, fast greens will test the best, Pioneer Press (Subscription), MN, 16 Jun 2004

Woods, Els call for belly-putter ban, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 16 Jun 2004

Angela Stanford feeling very good about her putting these days as she prepares to defend ShopRite LPGA Classic, Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription), PA, 16 Jun 2004

A little setup change has james Driscoll putting better -- now 17th on Nationwide Tour with 1.744 putts per green in regulation, Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, PA, 16 Jun 2004

Tyler Smith leads, Jordan Fowles is tied for 2nd, at AJGA Glenwild Junior -- neither putting well with lots of missed chances, Salt Lake City Deseret News, UT, 16 Jun 2004

US Open Notebook: Avoiding surgery proved to be right move for Brad Faxon, Providence Journal (subscription), RI, 16 Jun 2004

Brad Faxon's locker-room putting lesson to Sergio Garcia: how to think about putting and how to spend less time over the putt, The Journal News.com, NY, 15 Jun 2004

Putter debate gaining speed, Duluth News Tribune, MN, 15 Jun 2004

An extension of cheating? Belly putter debate, Press-Enterprise (subscription), CA, 15 Jun 2004

Bressner drains long birdie putt to tip Miller, Bloomington Pantagraph, IL, 15 Jun 2004

Feat may stand test of time - Paul Gow's course-record 61 at Glenmaura in 2003 Northeat Pennsylvania Classic on Nationwide Tour featured 15 greens in regulation and 24 putts, mostly 20-footers, Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, PA, 15 Jun 2004

Sergio Garcia wins Buick Classic with Rossa Mezza Monza Center-shafted putter, iseekgolf, Australia, 15 Jun 2004

Els looks like the one to beat: "I've never putted like this.", Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 15 Jun 2004

Padraig Harrington just misses victory: two misses from 8 feet at the end, The Straits Times, Singapore, 15 Jun 2004

Callaway Golf Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Defends Title at McDonald's LPGA Championship -- T5 in putts per GIR, Business Wire (press release), CA, 14 Jun 2004

Loren Roberts skies to 78 with three-putted three in first eight holes, Napa Valley Register, CA, 14 Jun 2004

Sorenstam Wins LPGA Championship Again -- putting off in 4-hole meltdown then putter heats up as she closes the deal with long birdie putts, In-Forum (subscription), ND, 14 Jun 2004

Joe Carr, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 4 June 2004

Irish amateur Joe Carr dies aged 82, Reuters, UK, 4 Jun 2004

Joe Carr dies at 82, North Scotland Press and Journal, OK, 4 Jun 2004

Solid putts put Loren Roberts in Buick lead, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City,UT,USA, 14 Jun 2004

Great putter debate: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 13 Jun 2004

Paula Marti couldn't get a putt to drop Saturday -- dropping cut line imperils television schedule, News Journal, Delaware, 13 Jun 2004

When the yips hit, fire your caddie -- Brendan Pappas struggling, Union Tribune, San Diego, CA, 13 Jun 2004

Jim Rhodes returns to 1966 putter he used for 2001 victory to take Whitlock Jersey Seniors lead - "I can't remember putting so well and holing so many putts really." PGA European Tour, 13 Jun 2004

Gorman Thomas left his putter on the practice tee but drained his first putt with a wedge; after retrieving the putter, he couldn't buy a putt, Mail Tribune, OR, 12 Jun 2004

Frederik Jacobson holes a 60-foot gagger for eagle in shooting 64, WCNC.com, Charlotte, NC, 11 Jun 2004

Mark Leon's 6th place play in NCAA Championship lifts Penn State team to best-ever finish -- final round not spoiled by 18th-hole three putt, Centre Daily Times, PA, 12 Jun 2004

Upright Golf putter puts an end to bending, LesMarchesdesSeniors.com, France, 11 Jun 2004

Jennifer Rosales' first-round 66 for lead: "I missed a lot of putts out there. Kept putting and putting until I made some and kept going." The Manila Times, Phillipines, 11 Jun 2004

Frederik Jacobson one-putts first 6 greens and holes a 60-footer for eagle at the Buick, Grand Forks Herald, NE, 11 Jun 2004

Long-ball blaster Kelly Murray is also a pretty decent putter -- sticks with his old Walter Hagen blade with sugar down the shaft and lots of lead and tape, DailyProgress.com, Charlottesville, VA, 11 Jun 2004

New Bubble Level Device Enables Golfers to Putt Like the Pros -- Green Reader, PR Newswire, Dallas, TX, 11 Jun 2004

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Tiger Woods: "I never thought the belly putter should be legal, or the long putter.", Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA, 10 Jun 2004

Does It Work - Pro-Aim Golf Glasses checked out by Madison Golf Center pro Greg Chandler, WAFF - Huntsville, AL, 10 Jun 2004

Phoenix-based Futures Tour player Erin kerr working with Stan Utley on short game in hopes of improving on competition, DenverPost.com - Golf, CO, 10 Jun 2004

Hot putter makes Els a threat at Buick Classic -- only 11 putts on final 9 holes at Memorial, averaging 25 putts per round, The Journal News.com - Westchester, NY, 10 Jun 2004

Cooperstown senior Nick Feinberg improves at states but his putting was very poor -- coach said he'd have broken his putter halfway round putting that bad, Daily Star, NY, 10 Jun 2004

Ernie Els interview after Memorial win, Cybergolf National, 10 Jun 2004

Vance Veazy putts precisely, Maryville Daily Times - Maryville, TN, 5 Jun 2004

Kyle Ellis' hot irons putting his brand on Am despite missing a handful of short putts, Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS, 5 Jun 2004

Michael Stringer leads State Am with birdie-studded 67 -- tendency to miss short putts evident, Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS, 4 Jun 2004

Golf: Woosnam sticks with long putter, icWales.com, 4 Jun 2004

Duke's Liz Janangelo Wins Second Straight Connecticut Open -- lost title 5 years ago by three-putting final hole, and has practiced that putt ever since and canned it for win this year, goduke.com, Durham, NC, 3 Jun 2004

Pelican Lakes pro Bob McNamee says putt straight back, straight thru -- big-headed mallets help keep putter on line, Greeley Tribune, CO, 3 Jun 2004

Chowrasia opens 4-stroke lead despite missing three short putts he should have made blindfolded, Rediff - Mumbai, India, 3 Jun 2004

Debate grows over long putter, St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, FL, 3 Jun 2004

Chowrasia putts his way to brilliant 66, Indian Express - New Delhi, India, 2 Jun 2004

Interview with Hale Irwin -- touch on long putts off, Cybergolf National, 1 Jun 2004

Alex Stamey grabs first-round lead with hot new putter -- drops 4 from outside 20 feet -- out with the Odyssey Two-ball, in with the Never Compromise mallet, Mill Creek Herald - Mill Creek, WA, 1 Jun 2004

SCOREGolf - Equipment - Article: New Eye Trainer putter hits the market, SCOREGolf - Canada, 1 Jun 2004

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Nicklaus makes the cut at Senior PGA Championship -- "I had about eight or 10 putts I missed from inside 3 feet," he said. "I turned a very easy 64, 65 into a 70 today.", Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, 30 May 2004

Practice pays off for Futures tournament champion Naree Song with coach Jeff King of David Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy on her bag, Gary Post Tribune, IN, 30 May 2004

Steve Flesch, who was working with five putters after Friday's second round at the Colonial and changed putters for the third and fourth rounds: "I tell you, if I was married to a putter, I would be divorced many times by now.", Louisville Courier Journal, KY, 30 May 2004

Big guns set sights on Cabrera -- Ernie Els dropping shots with his off-tune putting, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 30 May 2004

Sydneysiders eye Carolina Classic success on Nationswide Tour -- Brenda Jones goes round with only 24 putts (t-2 in field) and leads pal larrikin" Paul Gow (T-6 in putting) by 3 strokes-- final round expected to be a putting contest, Townsville Bulletin, Australia, 30 May 2004

Putter controversy stirs again, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA, 30 May 2004

Volvo PGA Championship -- Angel Cabrera's 4-under 68 earns one-shot lead over Justin Rose -- Rose: "It just comes purely down to the putter." ESPN, 30 May 2004

Will Singh have last belly-laugh on uneasy Els?, Independent, UK, 30 May 2004

Scott makes cut, still not happy -- swing, putting way off -- "I am looking forward to getting back to the US Tour and competing on some real greens.", Queensland Sunday Mail, Australia, 29 May 2004

Michelle Estill leads Annika Sorenstam by one at Corning after blistering 64 -- only 25 putts on Friday, DetNews.com, MI, 28 May 2004

John Bierkan, Lymans Orchard Golf Academy, Tap In to Your Spine to Make More Putts -- Straight or Gating Stroke, Town Times, CT, 28 May 2004

Kenny Perry's putting suspect -- just 25 putts Thursday but averaged over 31 for next three days at Colonial, Franklin Favorite, KY, 28 May 2004

Justin Rose shoots 66 for early second-round lead at Volvo PGA -- Ernie Els says he has no feel with his putter and struggles on the greens, Canada.com, Canada, 28 May 2004

Micheel, Gossett and Akins are connected in many ways - Micheel has seen little success to follow up PGA Championship -- flatstick trouble -- Gossett switched coaches and went into a nosedive, CNN/SI, 28 May 2004

Lee Elder ballons to 25 over 96 and throws putter in the trash can, Kentucky.com, KY, 28 May 2004

Vaughn Taylor adjusts left hand under direction of old coach and burns course with only 24 putts -- leads Toms, Stankowski by one stroke at St. Jude Classic, Ocala Star-Banner, FL, 28 May 2004

Immelman reignites long-putter debate, Indianapolis Star, IN, 27 May 2004

NCAA Eastern Regional medalist honors comes down to final hole between URI's Kenneth Fahey of ireland and Wake's Bill Haas -- Fahey 3-putted from 70 feet while Haas 2-putted from 20 feet for a 1-stroke margin, Boston Globe, MA, 27 May 2004

Darren Clarke working on his putting as the final ingredient, The Mercury (subscription), South Africa, 27 May 2004

Adam Scott desparate to make a cut: "I just struggled with my putting last week [in Gemany] and 37 putts is definitely not me and it's probably the worst I have ever putted, so it is important to break straight out of that situation.", The Australian, Australia, 27 May 2004

Annika Sorenstam -- when she putts well, she dominates; when she putts so-so, she still finishes in the top five, Ithaca Journal, NY, 27 May 2004

Long Putter drives Sherri Steinhauer's sudden success, Wisconsin State Journal, WI, 27 May 2004

Dale Samar, Look for drainage on putting green to help read the breaks, AZ Central.com, AZ, 26 May 2004

HLA-Saujana Amateur Open: first-round leader Byron Miles falyers on tricky Cobra greens -- 3-putts 3 holes, The Star, Malaysia, 26 May 2004

Getschmann bags regional title -- spurred to 1-over round after 3-putting 2nd hole; last year's champ Nate Young had a bad day on the greens with 40 putts to mess up his nice ballstriking, Baraboo News Republic, WI, 26 May 2004

Deciding the fate of long putters tougher than bellyaching about them, PGA.com, 26 May 2004

The tour's long-putter debate, GolfDigest.com, 26 May 2004

Long putter: Ban or befriend -- that's the question, ESPN, 26 May 2004

Doug Moe: Researchers seek tips for yips, The Capital Times, WI, 26 May 2004

LPGA makes change with emphasis -- the timing rules on the tee, fairway, and green, Arkansas News, AR, 26 May 2004

Pros weigh in on anchored putting, Oregonian, OR, 26 May 2004

Long putters catch heat, The Desert Sun, CA, 26 May 2004

Golf: Belly putter is under fire again, Belfast Telegraph (subscription), UK, 26 May 2004

Golf: Els defends call for putter ban, Montreal Gazette, Canada, 26 May 2004

Hale Irwin still trying out putters after all these years -- no such thing as grooving a stroke once and for all?, Louisville Courier Journal, KY, 26 May 2004

Scott Eilers, The Golf Mechanic: Visualize the line to the hole even on irregular surfaces, Marco Island Eagle, FL, 25 May 2004

Royal & Ancient, USGA to start using new ball test, FOX Sports, 25 May 2004

Bruce Lietzke will defend his US Senior's Open title in St. Louis - 1.49 putts per GIR tops last year, Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic, MO, 25 May 2004

Titleist launches Scotty Cameron Red X Putters, iseekgolf, Australia, 25 May 2004

Steve Flesch's last-minute switch to face balanced mallet he had never seen before sparked final-round with 23 putts and victory at Colonial, Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription), TX, 25 May 2004

Callaway wins this week -- Steve Flesch wins Colonial after switching to Odyssey DFX 2-ball putter for the weekend, PRLine, Spain, 25 May 2004

Futura Long putter deemed non-conforming, iseekgolf, Australia, 25 May 2004

Strong Short Game Is the Difference for Torrance junior Lucas Lee, Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA, 25 May 2004

Padraig Harrington: Wentworth is not for me -- too many missed putts -- don't hit the putts firmly enough, Belfast Telegraph (subscription), UK, 24 May 2004

Birthday Boy Steve Flesch Hangs On To Win Colonial over Chad Campbell -- Campbell had too many lip-outs, WFtv.com, FL, 24 May 2004

Veterans Tamashiro, Ige win Francis Brown 4-Ball - draining monster putts, Honolulu Advertiser, HI, 24 May 2004

Trevor Immelman wields belly putter for 2nd week and outputts Padraig Harrington to win in Germany -- led field with 106 putts and only 24 on Sunday -- sank his 7-footer on last hole while Harrington missed his 10-footer for tie, The Scotsman, UK, 24 May

Long putters give modern game more than a belly ache, SABC News,ÊSouth Africa, 24 May 2004

Parnevik follows front-nine 31 with back-nine meltdown -- 41 included a missed 3-foot putt for triple bogey, Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription), TX, 24 May 2004

Grim perspective doesn't stop lefty Steve Flesch from the last laugh -- he hates all his putters but still led the field in average total putts per round (27), with only 23 putts to win, Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription), TX, 24 May 2004

Steady Sherri Steinhauer slips by Morgan and Park to claim win -- third year with long putter, The Journal News.com, NY, 24 May 2004

Becky Morgan wilts under pressure -- faltering starts with three-putt bogey on 5th hole, The Journal News.com, NY, 24 May 2004

Speed kills in this sport, too -- taking too long to putt costs group members thousands each, The Journal News.com, NY, 24 May 2004

Chopra builds confidence at Henrico County Open with record-smashing 30 under -- only 22 putts on last day in his second Nationwide win this year in only two appearances, iseekgolf, Australia, 24 May 2004

Victory bittersweet for Flesch - misses a 4-footer right out of the gate but then rolls his rock to victory, bad-mouths his putting, and snags the field lead for fewest putts per round (27), Houston Chronicle, TX, 24 May 2004

Flesch takes home Colonial but 1-stroke win includes missed short putts of 5, 4, and 3 feet, Milford Daily News, MA, 24 May 2004

Travis Lethco's return to competition is in time for Greensboro College Pride -- takes 7th in nationals, Winston Salem Journal, NC, 24 May 2004

Clemson wins NCAA East Regional -- Wake Forest fails to advance -- Dustin Bray and UNC return from hotel after terrible final round for playoff against NCSU for 10th and final spot to advance to finals -- Bray's 12-foot putt secures the spot, Augusta Chro

Brian Gay can't get anything going in final round -- 3-putts first hole; Bo Van Pelt charges up to a 5th-place finish with a 65 that included missed birdie putts from 6, 8, 12, and 10 feet, Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX, 24 May 2004

Simon Yates edges Rick Gibson for SK Korean Open -- Yates missed a 5-footer on final hole and then Gibson missed a 4-footer to tie, The Scotsman, UK, 24 May 2004

Jeev Milkha Singh takes second on Japan Tour -- 3-putt from 20 feet on 11th and two putts left short uphill on 17th and 18th told the tale, Indian Express, India, 24 May 2004

There's only one hitch in Garcia's game now - putting, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 20 May 2004

UK's Mark Blakefield is rolling his rock -- shaves 3 strokes off last year's average -- "He's become a terrific putter by going to a left-hand-low grip, and spending lots of time on the practice green.", Lexington Herald Leader, KY, 20 May 2004

Padraig Harrington skipping title defense at Wentworth's Volvo Championship: "I struggle on the greens because I don't hit my putts firm enough.", ic Wales, UK, 20 May 2004

Follow Peter Thompson's advice: "Hit to the middle, and putt to the corners of the greens." -- you'll hit more greens, face longer putts, but score lower, Malay Mail, Malaysia, 20 May 2004

Maureen O'Brien outduels defending champ Karen Ferree in playoff for SC Women's Senior Championship -- Ferree loses lead with 3-putt at 14th and loses playoff hole when 7-footer slides by right, Beaufort Gazette, SC, 20 May 2004

Duke team battles UCLA Bruins for national women's golf title -- Duke's Brittany Lang and Liz Janangelo go low -- Lang with good ballstriking and suspect putting, Janangelo with suspect ballstriking and good putting, Durham Herald Sun, NC, 20 May 2004

Two-time Nationwide Tour winner Jimmy Walker learns patience in hunt for "battlefield promotion" to PGA Tour -- faced a 30-footer for the lead 3 weeks ago and ended up 3-putting himself out of contention by getting greedy, Richmond Times Dispatch, VA, 20 May 2004

Best caddies are much more than players' porters -- Hoch's former caddie Damon Green won 60 times on the minitours -- now caddies for Zach Johnson and read the putts that helped Zach win the BellSouth Classic this year, Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX, 20 May 2004

Rebels shave nine strokes but still making too many 3-putts in NCAA Women's Championship, UNLVRebels.com, 20 May 2004

Ping shipping its new DOC17 putter, AZ Central.com, AZ, 20 May 2004

Big numbers killing Huskies in NCAA Women's Championship -- freshman Amber Prange has 39 putts one day and 26 the next, GoHuskies.com, 20 May 2004

Blind golf champion David Morris has helper line up the putts and give approximate distance -- in Melbourne tournament, 4-putted three of the slick greens, Guardian, UK, 20 May 2004

Tiger's current putting form superb -- saving his loose long game -- climbs 20 spots to 28th in total putts per round (28.47), Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription), GA, 20 May 2004

David Leadbetter: Stewart Cink's missed 18-incher in the 2001 US Open to join the playoff shows the vital importance of maintaining focus on every shot -- slight letdown after missing preceding 12-footer was fatal, GolfDigest.com, 19 May 2004

Most golf gadgets have little use for recreational player -- space-age sunglasses for lining up putts, Tarentum Valley News Dispatch, PA, 19 May 2004

Putt up or shut up -- Shotlink 2003 stats for PGA Tour putting -- Aaron Baddeley best at 6-foot range with 86.3% -- field averages: 4' 91.3%; 5' 81%; 6' 70.4%; 7' 61.1%; 8' 54%; 9' 47.9%; 10' 42.2%; 10-15' 19.5%, Buffalo News, NY, 19 May 2004

Hank Kuehne's work with swing coach Kevin Smeltz now getting over the hump but his putting is pretty off these days -- ranks 151st out of 184 on Tour in putting stats, Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription), TX, 19 May 2004

Nation's top collegiate golfer Liz Janangelo of Duke at NCAA Championship: "I putted well today, but nothing would drop.", The Duke Chronicle, NC, 18 May 2004

Deane Pappas at the US Open Qualifier -- Made one 4-footer out of 14 decent chances on the greens -- "I just putted like crap.", The Ledger, FL, 18 May 2004

Nick Gilliam's 64 laps the field at US Open local qualifier -- nine 1-putt greens, Chicago Daily Herald, IL, 18 May 2004

Conference IV championship -- Bronxville Bronco Olavo Batista infallible on the greens with bets-ever 67 round -- caps win with 40-foot birdie on final hole, The Journal News.com, NY, 18 May 2004

TaylorMade celebrates 25 years of innovation, iseekgolf, Australia, 18 May 2004

Australian Andrew Tschudin wins Hooters Tour playoff over Nick Gilliam -- Tschudin misses from 10-feet to bogey last hole then Gilliam missed the winning 20-footer to force playoff, iseekgolf, Australia, 17 May 2004

Jimenez rallies to capture Asian Open -- England's Simon Dyson: "I didn't putt that good." -- Greg Norman DQ'd for illegal drop out of water, USA Today, 17 May 2004

Matters and facts: Joanathan Kaye125th for year in putting stats but switch to Never Compromise helped him be 8th in putting at Wachovia Championship -- Davis Love at 6'3" tall adds 1 inch to his 35-inch putter to help close up his elbows, CBS Sportsline, 17 May 2004

Colonial history: 1995: Tom Lehman's 72nd hole 24-footer to win; 1977: Ben Crenshaw's back-nine 31 with 11 putts to win, Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription), TX, 17 May 2004

Sloppy stroke on 4-footer costs Robert Damron a victory and $500,000 dollars, Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription), TX, 17 May 2004

Golf: Loucks locks onto lead at Porthcawl -- teenage star Lydia Hall cans five 20-footers at Royal Porthcawl Ladies Union Close championship, ic Wales, UK, 17 May 2004

Sergio Garcia at Forth Worth: 29.8 putts per round average ranked him near the bottom at 66th in the field, Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription), TX, 17 May 2004

With his putter dialed in, junior golfer Owen Nodrick overcomes 'mountain' at Quarry, Winnipeg Sun, Canada, 17 May 2004

Don Berry smokes the field to win Minnesota Championship by whopping 10 stroke margin -- starts pull-away with a 50-foot bomb on second hole and then birdies next two as well, Pioneer Press, MN, 16 May 2004

Chippy Warley wins Santee Amateur in sudden-death playoff -- "The putter ... that's what kept me in it -- rolling in the putts.", The Times and Democrat, SC, 16 May 2004

Byron Nelson EDS 3rd round: Woods slips as Garcia shoots into lead -- Woods takes 31 putts, Calcutta Telegraph, India, 16 May 2004

Playing under pressure: Nervous is normal -- Debbie Crews says use both sides of your brain when putting -- bases advice on studying golfers who score between 83 and 98, CBS Sportsline, 16 May 2004

Ex-Frog JJ Henry looks to launch a successful homestand -- work on putting paying off but other parts of game getting a little loose -- Todd Anderson swing coach, Carl Larsey putting coach -- overcoming aiming breaking putts to low side, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 16 May 2004

OSU goes low with 15-under day at Maxwell -- freshman Casey Wittenburg 4-putts 2nd hole (20', 4', 8', tap-in) but still shoots 66 -- coach Mike Holder: "Perfect weather.", NewsOK.com (subscription), OK, 16 May 2004

Character builder -- getting kicked off Colonial for digging balls out of the cup with the putter as a teenager, Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription), TX, 16 May 2004

Byron Nelson EDS 2nd round: Woods in the lead, Mickelson misses cut -- Woods leads field in putts per round with 25.0 average -- says he's leaving himself better chances to make the putts with good ballstriking on approach shots, Independent Online, South Africa, 15 May 2004

Jon Brendle sets the pin positions for the PGA Tour with his See More putter -- next-door neighbor to Payne Stewart showed him the putter Stewart used to win the 1999 US Open at Pinehurst, Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX, 15 May 2004

Phil Mickelson: How I changed my game, GolfDigest.com, 11 May 2004

Elson's log - frustrated with belly putter, ic Birmingham.co.uk, UK, 11 May 2004

Wake's Bill Haas wins Hogan Award -- looking to NCAA Regionals -- Coach and Uncle Jerry Haas: "We could all putt better.", The State, SC, 12 May 2004

Padraig Harrington chases Asian double in Shanghai -- likes the tricky Asian greens and feels he has an advantage, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 12 May 2004

Short-putt misses cost Robert McClellan in Tri-State Section PGA Match Play, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA, 12 May 2004

Wood River HS Wolverine Tate Mills shoots 71 at Burley for school's first-ever district title -- on fire with his putter -- hard work on short game paying dividends, Idaho Mountain Express and Guide, ID, 12 May 2004

Wachovia's Quail Hollow greens trouble to players -- two 3-jacks by Mickelson, The Enquirer-Journal, NC, 12 May 2004

Tiger on the prowl at Quail Hollow in 3rd round -- a few nice bombs from Outer Slobovia showed improved putting, The Enquirer-Journal, NC, 11 May 2004

Kiwi Brad Heaven finishing stellar career at Toledo University -- headed to the pro ranks -- putting skill separates him from the pack -- finished second by one in New Zealand Open, New Zealand Herald,ÊNew Zealand, 11 May 2004

Aaron Oberholser at Charlotte -- coming up one putt shy, USA Today, 11 May 2004

A Second Chance in Mexico - Big Break's Justin Peters hanging around the cut line -- two three-putts in the land of 16-foot crocs, Golf Channel, 11 May 2004

Furyk doubtful he'll recover from injury in time, ESPN, 11 May 2004

Wofford U Terriers standout William McGirt is turning pro -- will join Gateway Tour in Myrtle beach before seeking Tour card -- putting improvement sparks move, The Robesonian, NC, 11 May 2004

4A golf snapshot - two-stroke penalty incurred when putt hits unattended flagstick -- mistakes puts Wagoner's Jon Edison off his game, NewsOK.com (subscription), OK, 11 May 2004

Putter maker John Gollehon offers putting tips in new book -- How to Make Birdies, PR Newswire (press release), 11 May 2004

Vance's Corey Nagy in the hunt for NC High School 4A title -- front nine greens slick, but he started making putts on the back, Charlotte Observer (subscription), NC, 11 May 2004

Charles' challenge short-lived -- short-putt miss stalls round, Otago Daily Times, New Zealand, 10 May 2004

Corey Pavin returns to Open glory at Shinnecock -- recalls the 228-yard 3 iron to 5 feet (missed the putt, but won anyway), Newsday, NY, 10 May 2004

Cal Bears women's golf team ranked 6th in nations in putts per GIR (1.916), CalBears.com, 10 May 2004

Buckeyes Capture Big Ten Title -- Senior Kevin Hall medals with close approaches and solid putting, Golf Channel, 10 May 2004

Sindelar wins on second playoff hole over Aaron Oberholser -- Tiger Woods' charge with 30-footer on 17th falls short but snags 3rd place, News 14 Charlotte, NC, 9 May 2004

Mike Austin wins Hooters event -- only 12 putts on back nine -- glad to get back north to bent grass greens, Chicago Sun Times, IL, 10 May 2004

Hernando HS freshman Zach Koch wins Advanced 14 in North Suncoast JGA event at Plantation Hill with 11-over 83 -- "should have been a 75" -- "I had some robbery putts and three very stupid putts." Hernando Today, FL, 10 May 2004

Pinehurst teacher Kelly Mitchum finds back nine tough going -- 4 birdies in holes 1-10 matched with 3 bogeys and a birdie on 11-18 -- early birdies: 11' (No. 1), 17' (No. 2), 20' (No. 7), and 28' (10th), Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 10 May 2004

14-year-old Michele Wie ends tied for 12th at Kingsmill -- missed 4-footer for birdie on 1st hole -- "I'm thinking if I made that putt, I could've gotten on a roll.", Hampton Roads Daily Press, VA, 10 May 2004

Se Ri Pak finishes fast to win -- putting finally kicked in for weekend rounds, Hampton Roads Daily Press, VA, 10 May 2004

Browns Summit native Jerry Smith as a teen Putt-Putted way to fame winning the 1958 National Putt-Putt Championship and a cream-colored Cadillac Coupe de Ville, Greensboro News Record, NC, 10 May 2004

Rob Johnson wins at Guadalajara -- Mexican star Alex Quiroz misses two-footer and finishes one stroke back, Winnipeg Sun, Canada, 10 May 2004

From Pages Past, 1954: Sam Snead blows a 15-inch putt on third playoff hole to lose Greenbrier Open, Bloomington Pantagraph, IL, 10 May 2004

Larry Lis Jr wins Ohio Valley GA Wheeling Park Classic with 13 under score -- could have been a lot lower -- missed 4-5 eagle putts inside 10-12 feet, Wheeling News Register, WV, 10 May 2004

Se Ri Pak takes first two days to figure out speed on slow greens -- unlocks secret hitting putts 3 feet past the cup, Richmond Times Dispatch, VA, 10 May 2004

Sindelar wins in playoff -- long-haul work on his short game pays off, Winston Salem Journal, NC, 10 May 2004\

Larry Nelson Comes from Behind to Win FedEx with eagle putt of 3 feet, and birdies from 15, 20, and 40 feet, Golf Channel, 10 May 2004

Notes: Quail Hollow Greens Tricky -- lots of double-breaking putts, Golf Channel, 10 May 2004

Rob Johnson wins Michelin Guadalajara Classic -- Mexico's Alex Quiroz rues missed two-footer at 15th that leaves him one stroke back, The Herald News, MA, 10 May 2004

Mickelson finally gets his putter working Sunday at Quail Hollow -- shoots 67 for top-ten finish, New Bern Sun Journal, NC, 10 May 2004

Solid play by American Jason Knutson wins Macau Open -- overcomes 3-stroke deficit behind Amandeep Johl after Johl three-putted 10th hole for double bogey, Daily Times, Pakistan, 10 May 2004

Byron Nelson won Dallas' inagural Texas Victory Open in 1944 by 10 strokes, capping his round with a 34-foot putt for birdie, Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX, 10 May 2004

Cardiff giant Craig Smith credits good putting as key to victory in AIB Irish Amateur Open Championship -- runner-up Sean McTernan misses 18-footer on final hole for the tie, IrishExaminer.com (subscription), Ireland, 9 May 2004

Futura Long deemed non-conforming, Scotty Cameron.com, Apr 2004

Mickelson still struggling with Quail Hollow greens -- three-putts 18th for a 72 in third round, Allentown Morning Call, PA, 9 May 2004

Phil Mickelson stymied trying to read putts -- Tripp Isenhour's putting prowess fades as he misses all his short birdie opportunities -- Davis Love switches putters and misses short putts, suffers three 3-jacks in the round but says he is rolling the putts well, Salisbury Post, NC, 9 May 2004

Tiger slips in third round -- 28 putts Saturday not bad, so he's still 1st in putting for the field, Salisbury Post, NC, 9 May 2004

Mike Weir's putting problems continue -- rash of bogeys take him out of contention, Ottawa Sun, Canada, 9 May 2004

Local caddie Mark Miller helps Jeff Maggert stay on course -- reading nearly all the putts, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 9 May 2004

Tazewell's Charlie Green drains a 60-foot monster birdie putt en route to winning 39th VSGA Four-Ball, Roanoke Times, VA, 9 May 2004

Chris Clemens of Beech Grove used a hot putter to capture the Indiana Golf Association Tournament of Champions, Indianapolis Star, IN, 9 May 2004

Rule of the Week: Rule 16-1, the line of the putt, SunHerald.com, MS, 9 May 2004

Trying times for Kim Williams -- swing off, misses a 2.5 footer on 18th for bogey -- kid's-sized Sponge Bob hat reads "Leave my brain alone!", Hampton Roads Daily Press, VA, 9 May 2004

Se Ri Pak finally figures out the green speed -- starts hitting putts 2-3 feet past the cup on softer-than-last-year greens, Hampton Roads Daily Press, VA, 9 May 2004

Woods' 'A' game returns at Wachovia with 66 -- sinking nearly all his putts while Vijay Singh missed half a dozen inside 18 feet for a 70, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN, 8 May 2004

Billy Andrade follows Thursday 69 with a poor 77 and misses cut -- "It's just a little bit of everything and today my putter wasn't very good.", Winston Salem Journal, NC, 8 May 2004

Mickelson struggling with putting -- difficulty getting good reads -- 60 putts for first two days, Salisbury Post, NC, 8 May 2004

Michele Wie at Kingsmill: 28 putts Thursday, 29 putts Friday, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA, 8 May 2004

Michele Wie makes cut with 67 despite balky putter -- Annika Sorenstam: I haven't made a putt longer than 3 feet." Honolulu Advertiser, HI, 8 May 2004

Sizzling short game puts Tiger up by two midway through Wachovia -- only 22 putts including a string of 7 consecutive one-putt greens, CNN International, 8 May 2004

Woods makes 140 feet of putts in 22 total putts (6.7 feet average), The Globe and Mail, Canada, 8 May 2004

Tiger Woods missing fairways, missing greens, putting lights out and leading -- 32 for 32 inside 10 feet and one-putting 23 of 36 greens, Ottawa Citizen, Canada, 8 May 2004

Mark Kurzynowski tames hard, fast greens, shares lead -- 25 total putts on a day of missing greens in regulation, Detroit Free Press, MI, 8 May 2004

Christie Kerr's putts are going Kerr-plunk -- straighter off the tee equals more birdie puttt chances -- Annika Sorenstam doesn't like the Kingsmill greens too much -- not making putts, Hampton Roads Daily Press, VA, 8 May 2004

Hot putter lifts Tiger -- birdie putts of 4, 47, 16, 20, 9, 20 and 8 feet, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 8 May 2004

Women's Div I Regionals: Duke Blue Devils, UNC's Francella hold leads -- NC State Wolfpack getting to the greens but not dropping the putts, Durham Herald Sun, NC, 8 May 2004

Stroke adjustment pays off -- Kim Williams places her hands more forward and improves whatever she was doing before, Richmond Times Dispatch, VA, 8 May 2004

Rob McMillan grabs halfway lead in Guadalajara with 3-under 69 despite leaving himself lots of long putts, The Herald News, MA, 8 May 2004

Eduardo Romero is one off lead after two-stroke penalty when ball moved as he prepared to putt, sportinglife.com, UK, 8 May 2004

Kirk Triplett quietly sets Wachovia record with 64 -- only 11 putts on back nine finished off with a 45-foot birdie -- Singh's 68 includes a 3-putt on last hole from 18 feet, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN, 7 May 2004

Tiger sharp around Wachovia Championship greens, getting up and down -- missed 10 of 14 fairways but took only 25 total putts with 11 one-putt greens, Charlotte Observer (subscription), NC, 7 May 2004

Luke Donald's 67 at Wachovia: "I was just very steady on the back, but I couldn't make any 10- or 15-foot putts.", Charlotte Observer (subscription), NC, 7 May 2004

Kirk Triplett's course-record opening 64 at Wachovia: 15 greens in regulation and only 25 putts, Charlotte Observer (subscription), NC, 7 May 2004

Westwood scorches course with 65, including a 3-putt final hole, Ananova, UK, 7 May 2004

Hooters Tour players split money with sponsors chasing the dream -- Seattle's Mike Haack: "If I could make a few more putts, I would be in contention more.", Chicago Daily Herald, IL, 7 May 2004

British Masters report: bumpy greens; Stephen Webster: "I am getting fed up with putting like that. I have no confidence - it is a mental thing." -- Robert Rock: "I did not read the putts very well.", ic Birmingham.co.uk, UK, 7 May 2004

Calcavecchia Maintains Lead at Maekyung Open -- three-birdie one bogey round includes nice uphill 12-footer, Korea Times, South Korea, 7 May 2004

Lothians Championship matches: David Ewen's challenge fizzles with penultimate-hole 3-jack to drop match against Keith Reilly 2 and 1, The Scotsman, UK, 7 May 2004

Monty delight at crowd reaction -- whiffs a tap-in for second bogey in first three holes but steadies himself to par, ic Liverpool, UK, 7 May 2004

Soo-Yun Kang playing "stick and putt" for 65 -- Inkster (68) missing greens but putting great -- Alfredsson (66): 2 early 3-putts plus 5 late birdies -- Delasin (66): 6 birdies including 20- and 40-footers, Hampton Roads Daily Press, VA, 7 May 2004

Mr Big Kenneth Ferrie cuts way through Forest at British Masters for 67, one off lead -- couple of missed short putts, ic Teesside.co.uk, UK, 7 May 2004

Singh's sizzling back nine carries him to a one-shot victory -- 10 putts in a back-nine 29 with long-range birdie putts galore, Times Picayune, LA, 4 May 2004

Old Pelz three-ball putter still in use, The Journal News.com, NY, 6 May 2004

The putting cutting edge, New York Newsday, NY, 6 May 2004

Singh at New Orleans putting inside 10 feet: 52 for 53 -- back-nine total putts: 10, London Free Press, Canada, 6 May 2004

New Hogan putters coming out, St. Cloud Times, MN, 6 May 2004

Short game is Krull's mark, Sioux City Journal, IA, 6 May 2004

Wie on her way to being Tigress Woods - 13 one-putt greens and 23 total putts, MSNBC, 6 May 2004

Kiwi Tim Wilkinson chases golf success in the US from Palmerston North base -- will have to get his broomstick working better inside 2-3 metres, Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand, 6 May 2004

Soccorro Lady Warriors eighth-grader Kayla Cline wins district title after nerve-wracking three-hole playoff with lots of putting drama, El Defensor Chieftain, NM, 6 May 2004

Zhang Liang-wei looking for third Macau Open -- hoping to putt a little better than last week, CBS Sportsline, 6 May 2004

Fleisher's a runaway winner in Alabama -- three-putts when a cell-phone ring in his backstroke, but still coasts to victory, GolfDigest.com, 6 May 2004

Sorenstam's putter sputtering; 121 total putts -- "I just didn't make putts. I had a lot of chances all day; I had a lot of chances all week. When you start thinking about it, it makes you crazy.", Golf For Women Magazine, 6 May 2004

New tests ahead for Faldo hope Matthew Baldwin -- Nick showed him how to use the apex to read the putt's break, ic Huddersfield.co.uk, UK, 6 May 2004

UNLV WOMEN'S GOLF: Rebels short-game boot camp shaves putting average from 30.6 to 29.5 per round -- a "huge" improvement, Las Vegas Review-Journal, NV, 6 May 2004

Final-round charge puts Singh in the money -- winning putt on 18, Otago Daily Times, New Zealand, 6 May 2004

Gaining control of your putter, Charlotte Observer (subscription),ÊNC, 6 May 2004

Nun joke: "don't tell me you missed the floobin' putt!" Charlotte Observer (subscription), NC, 6 May 2004

Meadowbrook Farms' playing surface lives up to Norman's promise -- if you can read the line and roll the ball, the putt will drop, Houston Chronicle, TX, 4 May 2004

Familiar face nets fifth title -- Paul Parajeckas of Pleasant Valley and Rusty Gunnarson of Bay Pointe take NE Pro-Pro Match Play after opponents have 3-putt troubles, Boston Herald, MA, 4 May 2004

Wachovia Championship Notebook: Greensboro's John Maginnes at the bottom in putting -- 1.84 putts per green in regulation ranks 178th of 184 on Tour, Winston Salem Journal, NC, 4 May 2004

Pieterse steals Simon's thunder -- missed 3-footer critical, The Star (subscription), South Africa, 4 May 2004

Grosse Ile Devils back on beam at Grand Traverse Resort -- team leader Laura Bavaird cans a 50-foot putt on final hole to cap her medalist round, Southgate News Herald, MI, 4 May 2004

Paul Lawrie changes swing coaches -- says he's putting well but ballstriking needs a boost, The Scotsman, UK, 4 May 2004

Vijay sinks a 25-footer on final hole to seal win after back-nine 29, The Star, Malaysia, 4 May 2004

A 63 in New Orleans is OK with Vijay -- Joe Ogilvie's putting falls short on final day -- Mickelson's mid-round missed short putts takes him out, Buffalo News, NY, 4 May 2004

Dose of Spain cures Garcia - still needs help with the flatstick, Charlotte Observer (subscription), NC, 4 May 2004

Cape Cod Academy's Chelsea Curtis captures title -- Chicopee's Juli Wightman fininshes 2nd after missing short putts all day, Boston Herald, MA, 4 May 2004

Janina Parrott Jacobs, Winning is about preparation -- "Bad putters do not win tournaments. Period. Lucky putters may get lucky, but luck doesn't last.", Detroit Free Press, MI, 4 May 2004

Golf: Kulzer hones his focus, and his game, St. Cloud Times, MN, 3 May 2004

Juli Inkster: "Last year I putted great." Towanda Daily Review, PA, 3 May 2004

Alastair Forsyth's fifth in Italy suggests he's reaching for peak in May -- better putting and greater confidence -- 17 birdies for event with 26 total putts Sunday, The Scotsman, UK, 3 May 2004

Golfer JoAnne Carner Plays on Past 65 -- ""I never had the yips. Even when I three-putt, it never bothers me." Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 3 May 2004

Bruce Fleisher's birdie run on holes 13-15 seals the wire-to-wire win in bruno's Classic-- putts of 12, 20, and 8 feet -- "When the 20-footer went in, that's when I knew the golf gods were in my favor." The Decatur Daily, AL, 3 May 2004

Becky Morgan's 6-footer on final hole to tie pulled badly, GolfDigest.com, 3 May 2004

Joe Ogilvie's putter keeping him in the hunt -- sinking more in 6-10 foot range than last year, Peninsulaclarion.com, AK, 3 May 2004

Last year's Wachovia Championship -- David Tom's great golf capped by ugly 4-putt snowman on 72nd hole for the win, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, 3 May 2004

H. City's Danny Ellis Leads HP Classic after rounds of 63-66 -- "I just made some putts all day, and I drove it well", The Ledger, FL, 2 May 2004

Aree Song Leads at Chick-Fil-A Tourney on her 18th Birthday -- Annika Sorenstam lurking only 3 back despite missing 3 birdie putts inside 10 feet and a 3-putt for her sole bogey, The Porterville Recorder, CA, 2 May 2004

Mickelson makes 8 birdies all inside 12 feet, plus a 40-foot par save, Times Picayune, LA, 2 May 2004

Boys' golf: Everything works right Racine Lutheran's Andy DeKeuster -- very steady putter wins individual title by 3 in 19-team field, Journal Times Online, WI, 2 May 2004

Austin Peay State's Yoshio Yamamoto leads at Wendy's Open with brilliant putting -- regularly holing putts in the 15- to 20-foot range, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, TN, 2 May 2004

Joakim Haeggman Closes the Gap on Cabrera in Italy -- six single putts over final six holes, including 2 from 25 feet, keys 64 round -- a little dew on fresh-cut greens "just perfect", European Tour, UK, 2 May 2004

Aree Song and Lorie Kane share lead -- Song's putting very sharp with three 15-footers, Malay Mail, Malaysia, 2 May 2004

Bruno's Classic: Tom Jenkins 3-putts from 5 feet and then pours it on with 5 birdies in an 8-hole stretch for a 66, Winston Salem Journal, NC, 2 May 2004

Ryuji Imada, Kyle Thompson Share BMW Lead -- both golfers making some long birdie putts, Golf Channel, 1 May 2004

Marion eighth-graders learn the physics of golf -- teacher Fran Wachter has students learn Newtons Laws of Motion by designing their own putt-putt holes with simple machines to demonstrate the laws, Marion Daily Republican, IL, 1 May 2004

Andrea Petersen leads Austin Packers to victory in Big-Nine play -- whole team putts superbly and could score even lower with closer approach shots, Austin Herald, MN, 1 May 2004

Kite joins some famous friends at Hall of Fame -- ballstriking still fine but putting a bit of a struggle lately, ESPN, 1 May 2004

Phillip Price joins 3rd-round leaders in China with a putter that heats up on the back nine, Queensland Sunday Mail, Australia, 1 May 2004

Bruno's Classic round 1: Lonnie Nielsen's 2nd place 66 features four straight birdie putts and a 45-foot eagle putt, Record-Searchlight, CA, 1 May 2004

Time for golf's rule-makers to outlaw ugly belly putter, caddies checking players' aim before stroke, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 1 May 2004

Teaching Pro Bruce Atkins masters Echo Vally role - Ontario PGA leader long regarded as a top putter, London Free Press, Canada, 1 May 2004

Former Tar Heel golfer Heather Angell masters firece Texas winds to take lead in Futures Tour El Paso event -- 6 birdies and 2 3-putt bogeys, El Paso Times, TX, 30 Apr 2004

SSP ("Chip-putt") Chowrasia on top in India's Hero Honda Tour -- amazing short game, Indian Express, India, 30 Apr 2004

Rally by Adam Scimenti of Johnson and Wales U in Miami sinks local nationally-ranked junior Jon Curran by 2 strokes in Rhode Island -- Scimenti's solid putting prevails over a ball-moved penalty and some missed putts, Boston Herald, MA, 30 Apr 2004

Good greens in Milan spur Mark Roe into contention -- great ballstriking plagues so far by so-so putting, but nice Milanese greens let him see the line clearly and roll his rock, Scotland on Sunday, UK, 30 Apr 2004

Aree Song spends last day as 17 year old taking LPGA lead -- "My putter was really good all day. I was pretty comfortable on the greens all the way through - my short game saved me a lot.", BBC Sport, UK, 30 Apr 2004

North Berwick's golfing legend Ben Sayers commemorated -- once made Old Nick" putter for Nicklaus -- bought out after 130th anniversary in 2003, clubmaking factory has moved to China, The Scotsman, UK, 30 Apr 2004

Slow play? You wanna see slow play? Huskys girl golfer has to play with a "competitor" who uses her putter on almost all shots for the 18 and shoots 300 (yes, for 18 holes), Sweet Home New Era, OR, 30 Apr 2004

Michael Campbell third in Italy with solid putting -- birdies from 20 and 35 feet -- 65 round could have been a lot lower as he missed six putts in the 10- to 15-foot range, Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand, 30 Apr 2004

Mark Roe finds "Putt Joy" -- digs putter out of the garage that he used so well in British Open and cards 6 birdies and an eagle for a 64, The Mirror, UK, 30 Apr 2004

Christina Kim's 65 takes lead at the LPGA Chick-Fil-A: "I finally figured out that when you hit the irons close, it's actually easier to make the putts.", Rocky Mountain News, CO, 29 Apr 2004

Nicklaus has still got it with 2-under 69 but three 3-jacks and a missed 8-footer hurt bad, Asheville Citizen Times, NC, 29 Apr 2004

Vagaond Golfer: ESPN talking head Charlie Rymer -- Athens CC redneck recalls 3-putt from 3 feet on back-nine at Q-School to miss card by one stroke as the hole that ended his pro career, Carolina Morning News, SC, 29 Apr 2004

Se Ri Pak misses lots of fairways but takes only 29 putts in scrambling round -- 4 birdies, 2 bogeys, and a final-hole eagle putt from 7 feet, Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition), GA, 29 Apr 2004

Golf retailing thrives on eBay -- must-have putters -- Ping two-color ball that manufacturers couldn't give away in the 1970s now selling for hundreds each, ESPN, 29 Apr 2004

Unrepentant Mark Roe able to savour putting spree after dusting off old 48-incher and throwing usual putter under wheels of his Porsche, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 29 Apr 2004

Journeyman Steve Flesch known for "volcanic" temperament in being tough on himself -- swing rejuvenation by Butch Harmon helped a lot but he continues to struggle with the putter, Times Picayune, LA, 28 Apr 2004

Hank Kuehne works with DLGA coach Kevin Smeltz on his game -- his swing seems to improve but his putting tanks to near last (1.959 putts per GIR), ESPN, 28 Apr 2004

Jay Williamson staying positive on Tour, although putting problematic (ranks 145th with 1.807 putts per GIR), The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO, 29 Apr 2004

Olazabal denies putting woes due to stroke change -- putting the same way for 6-7 years now -- says undulations and "the grain in Spain" at Canarias made seeing lines difficult, CNN/SI, 28 Apr 2004

Ian Poulter hopes to fashion a victory -- needs to putt better, The Scotsman, UK, 29 Apr 2004

Freshman Henry Liaw leads Arizona Wildcats in big rally to overcome archrival Arizona State's 9-shot lead to win Pac-10 golf title, medalist honors -- Arizona senior Chris Nallen finishes 5th, involved in a minor ball-moved" putting controversy, Tucson Citizen, AZ, 29 Apr 2004

Arizona Rallies for Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship over archrival Arizona State -- Arizona Senior Chris Nallen (5th): "I didn't make any putts again." -- Cal Coach Steve Desimore: "We didn't putt very well." -- USC Senior Ben Hayes: "It's a putting contest and unfortunately the team didn't do that well.", Arizona Athletics, AZ, 28 Apr 2004

Big Guy Dirk Schultz (6-6 300 pounds) crunches out drives and has only one three-putt en route to winning the Apple Blossom Golf Title with a stellar 67 in cold and wind, Winchester Star, VA, 29 Apr 2004

Mini-golfers aren't just tilting at windmills, Providence Journal (subscription), RI, 29 Apr 2004

China's top pro Lian-wei wants to win a green jacket -- an excellent putter, The Star, Malaysia, 28 Apr 2004

Papillion-La Vista HS Monarch junior Josh Mittermeier learned the hard way in 2003 how putts keep you in ... or out of State tournament -- 3-putted final hole last year to miss qualifying by one stroke -- this year credits chipping well with reducing 3-putts, Papillion Times, NE, 28 Apr 2004

Tom Jenkins had only 78 putts for 54-hole win over Bruce Fleischer's 84, PGA.com, 28 Apr 2004

Mike Weir -- fifth in putts per green in regulation so far this year at 1.722, London Free Press, Canada, 28 Apr 2004

South Kingston HS Rebels golfer Zach Gilbert works with swing coach prior to regionals but still 3-putts 4 times, missing putts inside 4 feet, Naragansett Times, RI, 28 Apr 2004

Last year's JP Classic: Steve Flesch defeated Bob Estes with a 35-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, Boulder Daily Camera, CO, 28 Apr 2004

UCR golf team enjoys historic championship tie with Long Beach State but miss automatic NCAA berth by one birdie putt, Press-Enterprise (subscription), CA, 28 Apr 2004

Mooresville HS Pioneers senior Michael Amore is struggling with touch on the greens -- learning the hard way about where to shave strokes -- When putts start falling, so will Pioneer's scores, Indianapolis Star, IN, 28 Apr 2004

Southeast HS Buffaloes golfers stay perfect in City League -- leader Spencer Alefs shoots 68 with two 3-putt bogeys -- 6-inch growth spurt over past two years allows him to hit 320-yard drives these days, Kansas.com, KS, 28 Apr 2004

Women's Mountain West Conference Championship: Colorado State Rams falter in second round -- hitting greens but not dropping the putts, The Rocky Mountain Collegian, 28 Apr 2004

Six years after quitting PGA Tour, Seattle native Rick Fehr is on the Monday-qualifier trail again -- led putting stats in 1998 with 1.722 and relies on putting to keep up with long-knockers, Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA, 28 Apr 2004

Dickinson HS freshman golfer Colton Carbol enjoys win with stellar putting in howling wind -- survives playoff when Century HS Patriot senior Lance Olson suffers his only 3-putt of the day, Bismarck Tribune, ND, 28 Apr 2004

Haas, 50, revives career, takes aim at Ryder Cup instead of AARP -- change is good -- altered putting stroke after a long career makes him competitive again, DetNews.com, MI, 28 Apr 2004

TaylorMade introduces a Rossa TP ("Tour Preferred") Putter line, iseekgolf, Australia, 28 Apr 2004

Rossa introduces Mezza Monza and Monza Center-Shaft Putters, iseekgolf, Australia, 28 Apr 2004

Arizona State Sun Devils Grab the Lead After Three Rounds at Pac-10 Championship in tough wind -- Sun Devil Sophomore Alejandro Canizares fires 66 to snag 3-stroke lead: "I putted well today"; Arizona Wild Cat leader Chris Nallen disappoints; Washington State's Corey Prugh: "I putted like a butthead.", WildCats.com, 28 Apr 2004

Putting in the wind, GolfDigest.com, 28 Apr 2004

European Tour stats for Ian Poulter: averaging 30 putts per round -- hir worst in five years, BBC Sport, UK, 28 Apr 2004

Princeton sophomore Jason Gerken's golf swing weird, but results are not strange -- putter switch two weeks ago making a difference for now, Newark Star Ledger, NJ, 27 Apr 2004

Singh holds on for second win of year -- wining Monday 68 features birdies of 20-, 2.5-, 8-, and 10-feet and an 88-foot chip-in eagle, AZ Central.com, AZ, 27 Apr 2004

Olazabal looking so rough - putting problems send him into the wilderness, Daily Times, Pakistan, 27 Apr 2004

Ironically, Mickelson is considered a short game wiz and a better than average putter who at Augusta only ranked T-23 with 117 total putts, Milwaukee Channel.com, WI, 27 Apr 2004

Stroke victims, amputees find fun physical therapy in golf - special equipment for putting and full swing, Bridgewater Courier News, NJ, 27 Apr 2004

Singh again makes early lead hold up - Daly starts strong but fades on back 9; Hoch couldn't stick shots inside 15 feet for birdie putts; Houton's putting collapses with a 3-putt from 33 feet and then a handful of missed birdie putts, Salt Lake Tribune, UT, 27 Apr 2004

Blending art, Putt-Putt, Cincinnati Enquirer, OH, 27 Apr 2004

Work with golf psychologist makes playing pro Adam Speirs more comfortable with game -- still noit making any putts, though, Winnipeg Sun, Canada, 27 Apr 2004

University of Northern Colorado Bears win invitational - team leader Mike Martin medals at 1 under 141 for 36 holes with just 57 total putts, Greeley Tribune, CO, 27 Apr 2004

Arizona men's golf tied for PAC 10 Championship lead after first day of play -- Senior Chris Nallen not putting well and leaves 4-5 strokes on course but still has lead, Arizona Daily Wild Cat, AZ, 27 Apr 2004

The yips: When uncontrollable movement ruins your putt, MayoClinic.com, 27 Apr 2004

Tioga Indians Triumph - Senior Justin Lowe medals after putting help from freshman teammate Gavin Willingham -- fixed his inside-out putting stroke and Lowe dropped birdie putts of 30, 10, and 20 feet, Alexandria Town Talk, LA, 27 Apr 2004

Deane Pappas still trying to reserve table on PGA Tour -- "I know I can win. My putting is just terrible right now. I'm just not getting it in the hole." Houston Chronicle, TX, 27 Apr 2004

Rain plus poor mowing makes SHO greens very slow -- Stephen Ames, Tim Herron, Geoff Ogilvy, and KJ Choi suffer in putting, Houston Chronicle, TX, 27 Apr 2004

Arizona State Men's Golf Team Tied For First After Round One, Round Two suspended in PAC 10 Championship -- Sun Devli Chez Reavie putting terrible -- "My putter just wasn't working. It was all about the putting today, and that wasn't working for me.", The Sundevils.com, 27 Apr 2004

Mates Michael Davis and Todd Brakenridge search for more consistency as they enter head-to-head play -- putting and fairways will decide -- Davis: "I just couldn't hole putts [today]. I was four-up after nine but I three-putted two holes.", Orange Central, CA, 27 Apr 2004

TOUR Insider: Putting key factor at English Turn's HP Classic, CBS Sportsline, 26 Apr 2004

Linton Miners claim sixth straight conference golf title -- Drew Dunkerly medals despite poor putting, Linton Daily Citizen, IN, 26 Apr 2004

Hale Irwin survives his meltdown for Champions win (59th career win, 39 on Champions Tour) - missed 5-footer lets Gil Morgan back in but Morgan misses the tying putt on the 18th from 20 feet, Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS, 26 Apr 2004

Golf's greatest putt: Bobby Jones at 1929 US Open at Winged Foot to force a playoff, The Journal News.com, NY, 26 Apr 2004

Even-par is tops for Jeff Topp at Old Dominion Am -- lots of fairways and greens (31 of 36) but putting not so hot (67 total) -- "Through 36 holes, I really didn't miss any tee shots and I only missed five greens. It would've been a lot lower if I'd made some putts." Daily Press.com, VA, 26 Apr 2004

For now, Putt-Putt has run its course here, Greensboro News Record, NC, 26 Apr 2004

Spanish Open winner Christian Cevaer: putting average of 25.8 putts per round helps out so-so iron play at 58.3% greens in regulation, BBC Sport, UK, 26 Apr 2004

LPGA veteran Smriti Megra wins Frye Classic -- round features eagle putt from 15 feet and a birdie putt on 18th to cap the win, Kansas.com, KS, 26 Apr 2004

Mac Blanchard, Lawrence David repeat at rain-soaked shortened Classic -- Mac's 15-footer from the fringe made the difference, Alexandria Town Talk, LA, 26 Apr 2004

Steve Wheeler rallies for fifth Cumberland County Match Play title -- Gary Robinson melts down with a 4-putt, Fayetteville Online, Fayetteville NC, 26 Apr 2004

Aiken native Greg Boyette wins McCormick Hooters Tour stop -- took a few holes to settle his putting stroke, but 18th hole birdie putt was a winner -- Greenwood's Kevin Pendley finishes tied for 38th, Greenwood Index Journal, SC, 26 Apr 2004

Veteran Franklin Langham Conquers Demons -- Birdie At Tough 14th Paves Way To Rheem win -- Bryce Molder finishes 10th -- Molder: "I didn't play great, didn't drive it great, but I putted well.", Razorback Central, AR, 26 Apr 2004

Eric Ramsay lifts his second Glasgow title in three years -- 3-stroke margin over Andrew McArthur came down to putting -- Ramsay putted well, McArthur did not, The Scotsman, UK, 26 Apr 2004

Christian Cevaer sneaks Spanish Open win -- Ricardo Gonzalez sees hopes of back-to-back wins fade with 3-putt double bogey right after Cevaer pitched in on same hole -- Gonzalez misses birdie try on last hole to force playoff, The Scotsman, UK, 26 Apr 2004

Erik Compton claims second Canadian Tour title -- missing some eagle putts but still wins by 3 from sticking greens close, The Herald News, MA, 26 Apr 2004

Pinecrest HS Falcons Take Sandhills Optimist Golf Title at Pinehurst No. 4 Course -- Falcons Jack Ulrich medals on the strength of solid putting inside 5-6 feet, Southern Pines Pilot, NC, 26 Apr 2004

Frank Shikle, John Coles take different paths to Bruno's Classic -- local members get sponsor's exemptions -- Shikle: "For me, playing well comes down to putting. I've always been known as a streaky putter. It will come down to rolling in some putts.", AL.com, AL, 25 Apr 2004

Craig Stadler makes a run on front nine then suddenly loses his putting touch -- missing several inside 10 feet and 3-putting last hole from collar, Biloxi Sun Herald, MS, 25 Apr 2004

Just Bill & Hillary -- Westtchester County neighbors pay tribute with Exhibition -- includes former President's putter inscribed "From Trini Lopez," New York Daily News, NY, 25 Apr 2004

Rob Stock, Pivots and Divots: Putting games make practice fun, Charlottesville Daily Progress, VA, 25 Apr 2004

Bob Charles buries a 54-foot birdie on last hole to seal Raphael Division win for himself and teammate Stewart Ginn -- worth $55,000 to Sir Charles, Hilton Head Island Packet, SC, 25 Apr 2004

Stewart Cink's win plauged by lingering Rules questions -- hard work to erase stigma of 2001 US Open muffed putt undermined by controversy, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 25 Apr 2004

Charles-Ginn tandem wins Raphael Division with Sir Charles' 54-foot birdie putt -- "The old trusty bull's-eye was there when I needed it. I had a field day with the putter on the back nine (Friday).", Savannah Morning News, GA, 25 Apr 2004

Rheem Classic third-round -- Cotner, Langham and Sellers all decided to putt out on the par-5, 11th hole after the horns had sounded, signaling the end of play. All three missed birdie putts inside five feet., ESPN, 25 Apr 2004

Molder Working To Regain Old Form Conway Native Shoots 5-under -- 3-putts 18th hole -- talk with GT coach Bruce heppler and switch to Peter Kostis seems to have helped swing, Razorback Central, AR, 25 Apr 2004

Birdies galore -- Hale Irwin: 5 birdies on back nine all inside 6 feet -- Dave Barr: new putter has smaller grips, fitting more in palm than fingers to promote a straighter stroke --front 9 birdie putts of 9, 12, 3 and 35 feet and back 9 six pars then birdies on last three holes of 25, 25, and 18 feet, Hilton Head Island Packet, SC, 25 Apr 2004

David Park still leads the Canarias Open as he attempts to go wire to wire -- "I struggled a bit today. I hit the ball okay but did not putt as well as I have been and kept leaving everything short.", PGA.com, 25 Apr 2004

Depak Chopra, When Intuition Scores Over Intelligence -- Using the subtle body skillfully for putting touch and elswise in golf, Financial Express, India, 25 Apr 2004

Putting tools and distance meters -- putting "star" helps putter alignment, News 8 Austin, TX, 24 Apr 2004

Local amateur lad Harinder Gupta wins Hero Golf Chandigarh Open -- battle comes down to final putts on 18th green, Times of India, India, 25 Apr 2004

Fabulous freshmen lead Penn HS Kingsmen to Kaeppler Memorial crown -- Ben Belville cans 25-foot birdie on final hole to cap medalist round, South Bend Tribune, IN, 24 Apr 2004

Park maintains his lead in the Canarias Open de Espa–a -- off a little on the pace of the greens -- last-week's winner Ricardo Gonzalez in second -- putting is his best feature now, European Tour, UK, 24 Apr 2004

Alison Nicholas disappoints at Chesterton Valley -- on 16th at 5 over backhands a putt, clips her foot, and quits round, Shropshire Star, UK, 24 Apr 2004

Top Sottish amateur Simon MacKenzie's play at Craigmiller Open included a 62 with an eagle putt left in the jaws on the 17th and a missed 8-foot birdie on the 18th, The Scotsman, UK, 24 Apr 2004

Tour rookie Zach Johnson shares Houston lead with Stricker, Lowery -- rolls in a 57-footer, Chicago Daily Herald, IL, 24 Apr 2004

Walker Cup hero Nigel Edwards' singles triumph all in vain -- Asia Pacific putts rest of Europeans off the course in remaining four matches to take the Bonallack Trophy, ic Wales, UK, 24 Apr 2004

Red-hot Morgan leads Irwin, Barr in Legends -- Barr benches 1971 CB-5 MacGregor in favor of Scotty Cameron putter and sinks birdies of 24, 35, and 18 feet over final 3 holes in 7-birdies 1-bogey round, Tallahassee.com, FL, 24 Apr 2004

New, improved Azinger in contention -- working with Jim Hardy to flatten swing -- streaky putting working right for now, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 24 Apr 2004

Houston Open co-leader Zach Johnson: "Out here, everybody hits it good, it's just a matter of who makes the putts. My putting feels good, my rhythm feels good.", phillyburbs.com, PA, 24 Apr 2004

Kimberly Adams stellar at rainy, cold, windy Frye -- winner last month on Futures Tour uses only 24 putts total in 5-birdies 2-bogeys 69 round to be sole player in field under par, The Wichita Eagle, KS, 24 Apr 2004

Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia moves up, ties with Harmeet Kahlon atop board -- recovers from 3-putts on first two holes -- struggling with short putts but canning long putts, Indian Express, India, 24 Apr 2004

Rod Pampling drops like a rock from top of leaderboard but gamely makes cut after dismal front 9 -- first day's 29 putts skies to 36 in round 2 -- "My putting was just woeful" -- 3-putted all day from 20 feet and out with poor speed control, Houston Chronicle, TX, 24 Apr 2004

Franklin Langham leads Rheem Classic by two with 61 - Keoke Cotner fires 63 and matches Stan Utley's nine-hole putting record of 6, CNN/SI, 24 Apr 2004

All-Australian final in NZ matchplay -- Aussies putting on song in dispatching Kiwis missing their short putts, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 24 Apr 2004

Top European putter Mark McNulty rallies after poor start in Legends of Golf event -- grew up putting on sand greens, Savannah Morning News, GA, 24 Apr 2004

Socorro HS Warriors golfers win, fall short of goal -- take trophy but fall 3 strokes short of qualifying for state -- team's 15 3-putts just way too many, El Defensor Chieftain, NM, 24 Apr 2004

Olazabal Out as Park Prospers in Spanish Open -- Ollie shoots 5 over with unusally bad putting despite hitting all but two greens -- "Everything must be bad, the stroke, the eyesight, whatever.", The Scotsman, UK, 24 Apr 2004

Aussie Rod Pampling takes early lead in Houston with six-birdie, no-bogey round to lead Chris Riley by one -- early start in mild wind helps him jump out of the gate with three straight birdies, including putts of 12 and 30 feet, IAfrica South African News, 23 Apr 2004

NCAA defending national champions USC women's team finishes fourth in confenrence -- large sloped greens at Saticoy CC take their toll, Daily Trojan Online, 23 Apr 2004

Wind at 25-30 mph no problem for Lickliter in his 5-birdie, one-bogey round 2 shots back -- birdies putts of eight feet (Nos. 2 and 9), 10 feet (No. 3) and three feet (No. 14) plus a chip-in from 30 feet, Houston Chronicle, TX, 23 Apr 2004

Chris Riley follows windy front nine's bogey-bogey finish with a five-birdie back nine in milder wind to hold second one back of Pampling -- no birdie putts outside 15 feet, Houston Chronicle, TX, 23 Apr 2004

Pampling leads no-name bunch atop SHO -- Deane Pappas says his putting is holding him back -- this time tried changing his grip for every putt and got around with only 25, Houston Chronicle, TX, 23 Apr 2004

Harmeet Kahlon pole-vaults to top spot of Hero Golf Chandigarh Open after second-round 66 featuring unbelievable putting -- birdies of 40-, 25-, and 25-feet in round of 25 total putts and 11 one-putt greens, Indian Express, India, 22 Apr 2004

Jim Carter surges to early lead at Rheem Classic with eye-popping 62 and 4-shot lead -- putter key club with only 23 putts -- last week's Missed Cut sent him to the practice green, CBS Sportsline, 22 Apr 2004

Young Aussie Andrew McKenzie last man standing at Taupo NZ Amateur Stroke-Play after historic 4-man suden death -- Kiwi Riki Kauika faltered on 19th hole with a 3-putt, then Kiwi Dimitrios Amos faltered on 20th with a 3-putt, then fellow Aussie Jarrod Lyle faltered on the 22nd hole with a 3-putt, Taree, Australia, 22 Apr 2004

Justin Rose: Helps not to dwell on Masters -- "My putting, since I started working with David Leadbetter's wife, Kelly, a Pilates expert, on being better balanced, has improved a lot but I've got to take it to the next level where my putter is like a reliable friend.", Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 22 Apr 2004

Singapore's top player Mardan Mamat closer to ending his seven-year drought at Singapore IT Federation Golf Masters -- long birdie putting sparks round of 68, Straits Times, Singapore, 22 Apr 2004

Putterhead maker Coastcast Reports First Quarter Results, Business Wire (press release), 22 Apr 2004

Olazabal at the Spanish Open: "I missed a bunch of makeable putts" -- including two at 3 feet and all inside 8 feet, ABC Online, Australia, 22 Apr 2004

Assumption Royals struggle on the greens -- drop at least 10 strokes as a team with 3-putts, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, WI, 23 Apr 2004

Bishop Noll senior Peter Schrum IV is Northwest Indiana's best hope to make it to the PGA Tour -- regular competition on Future Collegian World Tour hones skills -- recent switch to Futura putter helped lagging putts, Gary Post Tribune, IN, 23 Apr 2004

Olazabal in the Canary Islands -- missing a lot of short putts, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 23 Apr 2004

Cortney Boyle leads Luther HS linksters to third place at Arcadia -- pro Tom Gees helps collegiate prospect but tough early-season greens keep him from going low, Onalaska Life, WI, 23 Apr 2004

Holmen HS golfers competing head-to-head with Onalaska in run-up to Missisippi Valley Conference championship -- HHS Knights golfer Chris Mithelman has only 12 putts over 9-hole play, Holmen Courier, WI, 23 Apr 2004

Rolla HS Bulldogs send Jefferson City Jays home with a loss -- new putter helps Bulldog Jared Jordan overcome putting problems as medalist clears field by six strokes, Rolla Daily News, MO, 22 Apr 2004

Top gun Tom Jenkins soars to victory -- 50-foot birdie putt opened a 4-shot lead at Blue Angel Classic, Golf Digest, 22 Apr 2004

Oregon women finish eighth at Pac-10s -- UO Ducks Johnna Nealy has best putting round of career and finishes in top 20, Oregon Daily Emerald, OR, 22 Apr 2004

Tiger Woods: I just putted poorly at the Masters, Montreal Gazette, Canada, 22 Apr 2004

Dave Pelz: Mickelson's skill with wedges and putter has been overrated -- not that good with full wedge shots, lag putting, or short putts -- main retooling was to get more control with wedges with 3/4 swings and convince Phil to stop gambling with shots, Chicago Tribune, IL, 22 Apr 2004

Birdies & bogeys - Stewart Cink's switch to a belly putter last year has moved him into top 5 in putting stats from last year's 112th, Oregonian, OR, 22 Apr 2004

Johnny Miller predicts Nicklaus' record safe from Woods - says Tiger can only get worse as a putter, Oregonian, OR, 21 Apr 2004

Rocco Mediate Almost Played Masters With Unapproved Bettinardi Putter, The Ledger, FL, 21 Apr 2004

Cal Poly's Travis Bertoni putts a lot better now that he's setting up square, San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA, 22 Apr 2004

Arizona Women golfers take 3rd at Pac-10s -- coach Greg Allen: some of these greens at Saticoy Country Club are so tough, the only things missing are the windmills and clown's mouths, Arizona Daily Wild Cat, AZ, 22 Apr 2004

UCLA Bruins teammates fearless freshman Hannah Jun and seasoned junior Charlotte Mayorkas battle down to the wire for PAC 10 championship -- Jun's putting falters on the back nine and Mayorkas holds steady to win, The UCLA Daily Bruin, CA, 22 Apr 2004

Journalist gets top Putt-Putt tip: stay away from those four putts, Savannah Morning News, GA, 22 Apr 2004

It's sudden death for Louisiana U, Stroud- - University of Louisiana-Monroe (UL-M) wins sudden death with Bryan Vahlberg's 30-foot birdie putt; two-time medalist Chris Stroud gets caught by Sam Houston's Robert Jefferson with a chip-in on 16, Stroud's missing the 15-footer to win on the final hole, then Jefferson's canning an 8-foot birdie in the playoff, PA News, 22 Apr 2004

Too many clubs -- Johnny Miller once left his son's little putter deep in the bag -- oops, Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA, 22 Apr 2004

Irving team just misses advancing from Region to State play -- District champ Bobby Massa rues poor putting in tough wind, Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX, 22 Apr 2004

NZ Amateur Stroke Play in Taupo looks like a dogfight for final round: Andrew Mackenzie assumes lead with a 66 that included a three-putt and a missed putt on 18th; Riki Kauika equals course record 65 and could have gone lower but missed short chances a 17 and 18, iseekgolf.com Australia, 22 Apr 2004

Towson's Billy Wingerd takes Colonial Athletic title on 1st playoff hole with a 35-foot birdie putt, Providence Journal (subscription), RI, 22 Apr 2004

Davis High School's Ryan Biggs wins team's coveted green shirt in low round featuring a superb 30-foot uphill birdie putt, Davis Enterprise, CA, 22 Apr 2004

Kosciusko HS Whippet's Trent Adams has medaled five times in 11 starts this year for coach Rodney Putt (yes, Putt), Kosciusko Star Herald, MS, 22 Apr 2004

Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks girls team beats Washington Demons handily -- coach says with fewer three-putts, they'll be very hard to beat, Kalona News, IA, 22 Apr 2004

Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks boys team's win streak ends at 5 when Williamsburg Raiders snag playoff win with final 8-foot putt, Kalona News, IA, 22 Apr 2004

Owosso plumber Jerry "Doc" Benjamin designs a new putter -- 209.1 gram aluminum putter has center shafting, adjustable weights, and radiused face, MLive.com, MI, 21 Apr 2004

Fairview HS Aggies win title as Matt Schlosser ties course record 64 -- leaves final 8-footer 1-foot short of new record, Cullman Times Online, AL, 20 Apr 2004

Coach Adam Hunter working on Stephen Gallacher's head game -- how not to slide into negativity when the ballstriking's great but the putting's letting you down, The Herald, UK, 20 Apr 2004

Myrtle Beach Golfapalooza Fest shows why we're golf's mecca - last year two friends from Jacksonville each pocketed $10,000 for canning 50-foot putts, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 21 Apr 2004

January, Littler use birdie surge to win Demaret Division over Barber and Ferree -- Littler putting great, Ferree putting poorly, Savannah Morning News, GA, 21 Apr 2004

Ryan Armour's Nationwide plan for PGA Tour card - last Q-school effort foiled by a 5-putt on 18th green, Akron Beacon Journal (subscription), OH, 21 Apr 2004

Breham's Hathaway takes Texas girl's 4-A individual title by 4 strokes despite not being able to get birdie putts to drop, Houston Chronicle, TX, 21 Apr 2004

Jarrod Lyle sizzles NZ track with 66 to take lead -- could have been much lower as he missed 5 putts inside 10 feet on front nine, Shepparton News, Australia, 21 Apr 2004

Lisa Horn's putting keeps North Fayette girls unbeaten -- 6 of 9 one-putt greens in howling plains wind, Fayette County Union, IA, 20 Apr 2004

Glory Days for Haas - reconditioned body and putting stroke help sustain his playing on Tour - stroke stays square to the path, not the line, The State, SC, 21 Apr 2004

Windsor's Larry Warner finishes 7th with a 79 round including seven 3-putts -- what could have been ... , Sedalia Democrat, MO, 20 Apr 2004

Penn Quakers post second-place finish at Ivy Golf Champs - started making putts, Daily Pennsylvanian, PA, 20 Apr 2004

The dreaded downhill four-footer, Korea Times, South Korea, 20 Apr 2004

Callaway Golf (BUSINESS WIRE), LCI,France, 19 Apr 2004

Mark Ramsdale moves to San Diego to work with Dennis Sheehy and pursue his dream of playing the US Tour -- poor putting lets him down, ic NorthWales, UK, 20 Apr 2004

Micheal Mahoney hones his senior game - putting his weakness, AZ Central.com, AZ, 20 Apr 2004

Arizona Wild Cat Women's golf in 7th after first day of Pac-10s -- make the putts or make big numbers -- well, big numbers it is, Arizona Daily Wild Cat, AZ, 20 Apr 2004

WAC Women's Championship -- Ashley Gomes, Julie Tvede and Erin Long battling at the top with hot putting and solid fairway-to-green play, El Paso Times, TX, 20 Apr 2004

WAC Women's Championship Host UTEP Miners struggle with nerves on 1st day -- in the Texas desert wind, no putts fall, El Paso Times, TX, 20 Apr 2004

Brad Shilton maintains lead in NZ men's stroke play championship -- superb round could have been sensational -- "I missed about seven putts from under 10 feet." , Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 20 Apr 2004

Tulsa Women Golfers in Second Place at WAC Championships - Julie Tvede playing well but fellow-senior Suzie Fisher missed all her birdie putts, TulsaHurricane.com, 19 Apr 2004

Cink's playoff birdie completes record PGA victory - both Purdy and Cink missed lots of game-ending putts at the end, Daily Times, Pakistan, 19 Apr 2004

Cameron Beckman's work on putting in his backyard pays off -- entering MCI ranked 112th in putting, Beckman gets thru the week ranked 6th in the field -- but still fades to 45th place finish, CBS Sportsline, 19 Apr 2004

Off to a flyer in the Shaky Isles - Jarrod Lyle and Michael Sim "hole a heap of putts" to win the foursome competition in New Zealand, Shepparton News, Australia, 19 Apr 2004

Bobbi Kokx dominates field at Maui CC and wins by six shots - 14 greens in regulation in 30 mph winds -- last year won with 13 one-putt greens at the Panasonic event - former UH player and coach teaches 3rd grade now, Maui News, HI, 19 Apr 2004

Duke's freshman Brittany Lang overcomes putting woes and wins ACC title over nation's top women's field, The Duke Chronicle, NC, 19 Apr 2004

Georgia edges Florida by one stroke for SEC title -- UK Finishes 5th in SEC Tournament; Wildcats Shoot Best Score Ever even though putts wouldn't fall, WKYT, KY, 19 Apr 2004

Three-time defendending 4A champs Montgomery HS girls seek state berth - it's about who putts best, Conroe Courier, TX, 19 Apr 2004

Columbia Men Fall to Penn and Finish Third at Ivy Champs - coach blames poor putting: "We were missing three-, four-, and five-foot putts all day", Columbia Daily Spectator, NY, 19 Apr 2004

Purdy lets an easy birdie to win slip by -- "one of the easiest putts you can have" - 6 feet straight in, Cincinnati Post, OH, 19 Apr 2004

Cink surges as Purdy sputters, San Francisco Examiner, CA, 19 Apr 2004

Stephen Gallacher's birdies from 15 and 20 feet lift hi into the runner-up spot, ic Scotland.co.uk, UK, 19 Apr 2004

The Bull Ricardo Gonzalez caps Seville Open win with a 40-foot birdie on the last - over takes two English leaders Stephen Gallacher and Jonathan Lomas on last five holes; Lomas switches to the broomhandle putter, ic Newcastle.co.uk, UK, 19 Apr 2004

Purdy falters on back nine after building four-shot lead - loses confidence in his putting, Savannah Morning News, GA, 19 Apr 2004

Towson junior Billy Wingerd (Overlea) made a 35-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole at the Colonial Athletic Association men's championships in Suffolk, Va., to win the individual title, Baltimore Sun, MD, 19 Apr 2004

Vanderbilt, Soph May Wood win SEC women's golf titles - Wood doubles 18th to fall back into a playoff but steadies herself and recovers to win with a 20-foot birdie on 1st playoff hole, The Tennessean, TN, 19 Apr 2004

Blaine McCallister back up from Nationwide to the Big Show -- lefthander swings right, putts left, Houston Chronicle, TX, 19 Apr 2004

David Brogan wins Greenhill Invitational with continuation of season's strong putting - doesn't know why he's rolling the rock so well, Charlottesville Daily Progress, VA, 19 Apr 2004

Duke's Elizabeth Janangelo regripps her putter for final round of ACC women's championship and shoots best-round 66, Winston-Salem Journal, NC, 19 Apr 2004

Jonathan Lomas on the virtue of the broomhandle putter: "With the short one you've so much going on in your mind, whereas with the long one you can clear your brain and it makes it easier to focus.Ó, Scotsman.com, 19 Apr 2004

ACC titleist Duke's Brittany Lang has the right attitude to lips outs - they only indicate that putts will soon start dropping, Durham Herald Sun, NC, 19 Apr 2004

Randy proctor felt like he sank 300 feet of putts in winning Sebring Chamber of Commerce event, News-Sun, FL, 19 Apr 2004

Jenkins soars to Blue Angels Classic title - "I haven't had a putting round like that in a while." - big bomb birdies builds a five-shot win from one down on last day, WXXA, NY, 18 Apr 2004

Ballstriking accuracy sparks Cink's surge - stick 'em close and one-putt as often as possible, CBS Sportsline, 18 Apr 2004

Daniel Chopra's putter heats up over final five holes as he birdies his way to win in Arkansas by one, The Herald News, MA, 18 Apr 2004

Mid-Pacific Open defender Regan Lee close with iffy putting, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI, 18 Apr 2004

Bloom back on Justin Rose at MCI Heritage - working on his 3-foot putting, Charleston Post Courier (subscription), SC, 18 Apr 2004

Ben Curtis betrayed again by his putting, Fox Sports, Australia, 17 Apr 2004

KJ Choi's slow climb out of the putting cellar under Phil Ritson's tutelage, Houston Chronicle, TX, 17 Apr 2004

Tiger Woods at Ft Bragg learns for the first time in his life that he is left-eye dominant -- hopes he can now read break better, Straits Times, Singapore, 17 Apr 2004

Daly-Donofrio: "I got the putter going today" - switch to new heavier putter and switch back to old style pay off, The Australian, Australia, 17 Apr 2004

Clemson roars to seven-shot lead as it seeks to defend ACC golf title -- Wake freshman Sean Moore gets his putter working to grab second in the individual race, Winston Salem Journal, NC, 18 Apr 2004

Duke's women in command of ACC golf tourney -- Defending champ UNC's meaghan Francella says her putting was off, missing very short birdie putts, Winston Salem Journal, NC, 18 Apr 2004

Ted Purdy in position to take Heritage - only 24 putts Saturday, only 23 putts Friday, Kentucky.com, KY, 18 Apr 2004

Christie Kerr misses a short putt for win, but outlasts rookie Seal-An Jeon in LPGA Tour playoff over 7 holes when Jeon messes up last playoff hole, Seattle Times, WA, 17 Apr 2004

Turnaround has Glover in position for big finish - finally gets his ballstriking and putting on same page, The State, SC, 17 Apr 2004

Phil Mickelson Interview - 2004 US Masters, iseekgolf, Australia, 13 Apr 2004

GolfWeb.com - The Masters Tournament Stats - Mickelson 1st in greens, 23rd in putting, PGA Tour, 13 Apr 2004

Tiger Needs To Face Facts: Something's Off -- including unreliable putting, Tampa Tribune, FL, 15 Apr 2004

Fine amateur 88-year-old Jack Pressley of Fraserburgh has new heavy-head putters he says cured his yips, North Scotland Press and Journal, UK, 15 Apr 2004

Ernie Els to Michelle Wie - stop accelerating your putter, take the hit out of the stroke, and the bombs will drop, ESPN, 14 Apr 2004

Kiwi Women golfers struggling with putting at China's Queen Sirikit Cup International Championship, Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 14 Apr 2004

UNLV Rebels' Sunny Oh earns berth in qualifier for LPGA event along with Sunny Lee -- UNLV coaches help her putting stroke with better alignment and arm balance, Las Vegas Sun, NV, 14 Apr 2004

Something nice for Bryce Molder would be nice - former can't-miss Georgia Tech star hunting for his place in golf's minor leagues, Arkansas News, United States, 15 Apr 2004

MCI Round 1: Cameron Beckman -- 12 one-putt greens and 5 birdies, including a 38-footer -- "I putted like a kid today. It was a blast.", Montgomery County Record, PA, 16 Apr 2004

MCI Round 1: Kevin Na -- 69 with 26 total putts, Korea Times, South Korea, 16 Apr 2004

MCI Round 1: Savannah's Gene Sauers opens Heritage play with a 78 - caps tough round with a three-putt 7 on final hole, Savannah Morning News, GA, 16 Apr 2004

MCI Round 1: Savannah's 17-year-old Brian Harman struggles in PGA debut with 81, including a 23-footer for birdie that turned into a 4-putt, Savannah Morning News, GA, 16 Apr 2004

Cameron Beckman installed a backyard green and spent the last two weeks overhauling a poor putting stroke and routine -- results: 95 feet of birdie putts including a handful of monster bombs and a total of 24 putts with 5 birdies and the lead at MCI, Savannah Morning News, GA, 16 Apr 2004

Stastny: After 68 Thursday, healthy Jonathan Byrd of Sea Island may be back in swing -- recovery from hips surgery on track -- changed everything but his putter and his toothbrush, Savannah Morning News, GA, 16 Apr 2004

OSU's Kevin Hall -- stripping balls onto the green and walking away with pars frustrating to right-hander, who changed to left-hand low in mid-round and got solid results, Cincinnati Enquirer, OH, 16 Apr 2004

Cameron Beckman back in form to lead MCI - birdie putts of 10, 10, 20, 40, and 5 feet plus par putts around 10 feet -- 24 total -- backyard green paying off, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 16 Apr 2004

Ben Curtis still struggling with putting -- 28 total with a 3-putt, but showing some improvement -- 175th of 181 in total putts stats, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 16 Apr 2004

MCI Round 1: DJ Trahan struggling with the putter -- Lucas Glover putting well, The State, SC, 16 Apr 2004

Fresno State's Nick Watney overcomes 3-putt bogey to shoot 5 under for lead by one at Arkansas Classic, CNN/SI, 16 Apr 2004

MCI Round 1: Jonathan Byrd uncaged after injury -- 7 of 8 up-and-downs and only 24 putts, Hilton Head Island Packet, SC, 16 Apr 2004

DJ Trahan falters in opening round at Harbour Town where he grew up with his father the pro there - 31 putts -- "worst putting of my life", Hilton Head Island Packet, SC, 16 Apr 2004

Bosse Bulldog senior Chad Waller can't stop 'what ifs' - bends his putter in frustration and putts the rest of the way with his iron, Evansville Courier & Press, United States, 16 Apr 2004

Ryan Quinn off his game in Canadian Tour pro debut - normally superb putter shoots 93, something he hasn't done since before the eighth grade, LaCrosse Tribune, WI, 16 Apr 2004

Clemson Tigers golf looking for better play in postseason -- Jack Ferguson's gutsy 8-footer to clinch ACC Championship last year recalled, The Times and Democrat, SC, 16 Apr 2004

Lamar Mustangs golfers team up on field to continue district dominance - lots of 3- and 4-putts out there in tough conditions in first round, but conditions ideal second day on lightning greens, Rosenberg Herald Coaster, TX, 16 Apr 2004

Major ins and outs at Augusta - Rocco mediate's "Roc 'n Roll" Bettinardi putter; Bernhard Langer's "Pure Stroke" putter, ESPN, 15 Apr 2004

Cleveland Golf and its Never Compromise putter line sees sales quadruple since 1997 turnaround, SCOREGolf, Canada, 15 Apr 2004

San Angelo Central edges Permian Panthers for regional berth -- Panther Mark Jones sees putts falling on windy final round to qualify individually for Lubbock regionals, Odessa American, TX, 15 Apr 2004

The Woodlands Highlanders' Bronson Burgoon takes second with a driver, 2-iron, 25-foot birdie finish in District play, Conroe Courier, TX, 15 Apr 2004

Clutch final birdie putt wins the Masters for Mickelson, Boston Herald, MA, 12 Apr 2004

Woods "didn't make any putts", Boston Herald, MA, 12 Apr 2004

Ernie Els: "I would have loved to make some more putts," Albany Times Union, NY, 12 Apr 2004

Sergio Garcia not happy with strong finish; Tiger Woods: Sergio just needs to get his flatstick working, Albany Times Union, NY, 12 Apr 2004

Disappointment sets in for runner-up Els -- two-putt from 17 feet on 17th and a missed 25-footer on 18th, Chicago Daily Herald, IL, 12 Apr 2004

Another major comes and goes without Woods - made no birdie putts even inside 10 feet, Cincinnati Enquirer, OH, 12 Apr 2004

Ernie Els has some regrets about his putting, New York Newsday, 12 Apr 2004

Amateur Casey Wittenberg led the Masters in total putts with 23 in his third round, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 12 Apr 2004

Birdie putting on back nine tells the tale at Augusta -- Mickelson hits from 12 feet on 12th, then two-putts the par 5 13th, then taps in after nearly holing out 14th, then sinks an 18 footer at 16th, then the winning birdie from 18 feet at 18th, Denver Post, 12 Apr 2004

Shaun Micheel on unfamiliar greens - three 3-putts Sunday and seven for the week, Indianapolis Star, IN, 12 Apr 2004

Ernie Els -- good putting brought him to the back nine Sunday then left him hanging with three pars on final holes, Aberdeen American News -- 114 putts for week ranks 12th, Aberdeen American News, SD, 12 Apr 2004

Woods just glad it's over - 123 putts, Vero Beach Press-Journal, FL, 11 Apr 2004

Huge learning curve for Augusta greens shocks Ian Poulter with "absolutely pathetic" putting, The Sun, UK, 11 Apr 2004

Nicklaus: six 3-putts in two days, Boston Globe, MA, 10 Apr 2004

Justin Rose still in bloom at Augusta - solid rounds with 32 of 36 greens in regulation but 32 putts each of first two days, Savannah Morning News, GA, 9 Apr 2004

Jay Haas turns in good round - 0 for 68 in majors, Haas hits only 12 greens but keeps putts low at 27, Boston Globe, MA, 9 Apr 2004

Importance of putting overrated at Masters, Vero Beach Press-Journal, FL, 8 Apr 2004

Masters Golfers Face First Test of Dry Weather on Longer Course -- Vijay Singh: "The greens are as fast as I've ever seen them." Bloomberg, 8 Apr 2004

Fred Funk at Augusta misses a 6-footer in practice, hears murmurs, and challenges anyone in the gallery to do better -- John Southerland of Savannah, Ga., obliges and sinks the putt -- you rock, John!, CNN/SI, 8 April 2004

East Valley's own math whiz Kirk Triplett hopes to get his long putter dialed in at Augusta, East Valley Tribune, AZ, 8 Apr 2004

Tiger's first putt at Augusta (1995) rolled off the green, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 8 Apr 2004

Adam Scott has worked hard on his putting in the past year - now 30th in stats, sportinglife.com, UK, 6 Apr 2004

1995 Masters: Olazabal had 30 one-putts in winning, The State, SC, 8 Apr 2004

GolfWorks Reveals New Putter MOI Research, Emediawire (press release), 8 Apr 2004

Jacques saved by putting, Rocky Mountain News, CO, 8 Apr 2004

Rocco Mediate, recovering from bad back, is tuning up a new putter for the Masters, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA, 8 Apr 2004

Mickelson still seeking first major - working with Rick Smith and Dave Pelz for shots around the greens trying to shave half a stroke out, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA, 8 Apr 2004

Mickelson's history of struggling with short putts under pressure hard to ignore, Stoughton Journal, MA, 8 Apr 2004

E - mail from Ben Curtis - my putting is coming around, USA Today, 8 Apr 2004

Phillip Price is right at last for Masters debut - The Putter from Pontypridd, ic Wales, UK, 8 Apr 2004

Deer Brook hosting NGA Hooters Tour - Tour VP Steve White: Everybody can bomb it down the fairway, but not everybody can putt well.Ó, Shelby Star, NC, 8 Apr 2004

Mickelson this year: 100% at 3 feet, 85% at 4 feet, 76% at 5 feet -- loking to chip to within three feet at Augusta, The Scotsman, UK, 8 Apr 2004

More Than Ever, Masters Field Is Wide Open - Vijay Singh: driver almost as important this year as putter, New York Times, NY, 8 Apr 2004

Brian Davis is determined to live up to his billing as Europe's best putter when he makes his Masters debut today - needs to figure out speed at Augusta to get his touch back, The Sun, UK, 8 Apr 2004

Ernie Els banking on experience to overcome Augusta -- says the putter feels good this week, ABC Online, Australia, 7 Apr 2004

Last year, 14th green at Augusta (Chinese Fir) saw many three-putts, Glasgow Daily Record, UK, 7 Apr 2004

Cleveland Golf growing with irons, wedges, GZ4 belly putter, CBS Sportsline, 7 Apr 2004

Enlightened Ernie Els sees path out of Tiger's shadow - feels he knows the lines for putts on Augusta greens and can concentrate on speed, Independent, UK, 7 Apr 2004

Virginia Tech Hokies reap the benefits from senior leadership -- Senior Ryan Stinnet: "The putter can get the most work done.", The Collegiate Times, VA, 7 Apr 2004

Len Mattiace rebounds from surgery, playoff defeat - "I've made a lot of putts that other guys would normally miss." CBS Sportsline, 7 Apr 2004

Fast greens give Masters putters the willies, International Herald Tribune, France, 7 Apr 2004

New putters improve landscape of golf, Oregonian, OR, 7 Apr 2004

Shasta College Knights golfers come up strokes short - missed putts on back nine make it "close but no cigar," Record-Searchlight, CA, 7 Apr 2004

Fast greens put emphasis on putting, Contra Costa Times, CA, 7 Apr 2004

Scott Verplank's game might let him slip into a green jacket Sunday -- lag putting critical, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 7 Apr 2004

Mickelson's switch to a softer ball helped with accuracy off tee, hitting more greens closer, and taking fewer putts, Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX, 7 Apr 2004

Darren Clarke on experience and Augusta's greens - you have to have putted off the greens a few times to do well, This is London, UK, 7 Apr 2004

Adam Yateman of Burges HS takes District 1-4A title with final 75 despite 3-putting 6 greens, El Paso Times, TX, 6 Apr 2004

Struggling David Toms hopes to start push for Ryder Cup spot at Masters this week - bad putting at BellSouth -- 4-putted and then banged his putter against a gallery stake and bent it, Alexandria Town Talk, LA, 6 Apr 2004

Sam Snead's gamesmanship around the greens - putting out and walking off to next tee with gallery while opponent still to putt, Lew Rockwell, CA, 6 Apr 2004

The "63 Club" in Majors - chasing the elusive 62 - Greg Norman once had it but three-putted the final hole for a 63, sportinglife.com, UK, 6 Apr 2004

The Masters: Where a Short Putt Can Become a Long Putt and Then a Chip, New York Times, 6 Apr 2004

Vijay Singh -- not the greatest putter -- won with 124 putts, took 118 last year -- players at TPC requested greens be set as fast as possible, Richmond Times Dispatch, VA, 6 Apr 2004

Putts hold key to Tiger revival - you gotta put your cap on straight to putt well, Guardian, UK, 6 Apr 2004

Hard and fast Ñ just as Masters should be, MSNBC, 6 Apr 2004

Golf Coach Herb Page Loops for Ben Curtis During Practice Round -- says Curtis has his flatstick rolling well again, Kent State Official Athletic News, 6 Apr 2004

ProAim Names Tony Sills As Champions Tour Representative, The Wire, Santa Ana CA, 2 Apr 2004

Sun, wind pose threat at Masters, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 6 Apr 2004

Ursula Tuutti keeps Finnish flag flying on Nedbank Tour -- South African Caryn Louw leaving putts on the lip, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 6 Apr 2004

Capricious greens sink men's golf - playing on aerated Yale Course greens "sort of sucks" and deprives team of its putting advantage, Yale Daily News, 6 Apr 2004

Els no longer fights shy of the Tiger - he's a better putter and player now than when he won the US Open ten years ago, Guardian, UK, 6 Apr 2004

Monty at ease with Masters - putting coming around, The Scotsman, UK, 6 Apr 2004

Zach Johnson Interview (BellSouth) - great putting in tough wind, Cybergolf National, 5 Apr 2004

Sudden Death Tough to Swallow at a Major - Scott Hoch's 30-inch miss recalled, Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA, 5 Apr 2004

Where in the World is Calamity Jane? CBS Sportsline, 5 Apr 2004

Ben Hogan's daily Shady Oaks vantage overlooking the 18th green from the grill room ruined many a putt for members and guests -- "Ben's watching", Miami Herald, FL, 5 Apr 2004

Harrington among Favourites for Masters - Harrington-Olazabal controversy from Seve Trophy recalled re Olazabal repairing ball marks on line - Garcia's putting still needs help, Scotland on Sunday, UK, 5 Apr 2004

Mickelson will shine at Masters - missing fewer short putts - Els and Singh need better than mediocre putting, The Robesonian, NC, 5 Apr 2004

Slick Augusta sets its trap - Craig Parry: "putting at Augusta is like trying to stop a ball rolling off the bonnet of your car" -- much better to be short and below the hole than even a few feet above it because a miss headed downhill sends the ball 60 fett by, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, 5 Apr 2004,

Mastering greens the key to Augusta, The Age, Australia, 5 Apr 2004

Weir's global odyssey ended in Augusta - clutch 6-footer to force playoff, Len Mattiace's double-bogey on playoff recalled, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, 5 Apr 2004

Padraig Harrington three-putts first two holes on final day and blows his chance, Scottish Daily Record, UK, 5 Apr 2004

Former Pfeiffer College standout Andrew McArthurs wins Scottish Champion of Champions event by one stroke despite two closing-hole three-putts, Scotsman.com, 5 Apr 2004

Zack Johnson holds on for first PGA win - successive three-putts almost let Hensby back in as Harrington just fades, Mcall.com, 5 Apr 2004

Sorenstam rallies, wins 50th title with pressure-packed birdie putts -- sixth LPGA pro to win 50 events (Kathy Whitworth won 88) and second fastest behind Mickey Wright to reach this milestone, AZcentral.com, 5 Apr 2004

Bobby Jones putted terribly in the first Masters (1934) - too jerky -- found it difficult to host and compete at the same time, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, 5 Apr 2004

Ashli Bunch notches best-round 65 in chase of winner Sorenstam - a little displeased to have missed four putts at 4-foot range, Business Day, South Africa, South Africa, 5 Apr 2004

Lorie Kane working on her long putts, Toronto Star, Canada, 5 Apr 2004

Wife's Bible verse on his ball marker shows Zach Johnson "the way" for his 40-foot lag putt on 72nd hole to win BellSouth Classic, Savannah Morning News, GA, 5 Apr 2004

1944: All quiet on the Augusta front - cattle graze Augusta National to save on mowing, German war prisoners restore course for 1946 resumption, then Hogan three-putts the last hole to hand Masters to Herman Keiser, The State, SC, 5 Apr 2004

Classic Zach attack - Harrington nearly recovers from disastrous start with a string of birdie putts on back nine from 12, 10, 12, and 2 feet, The Star (subscription), South Africa, 5 Apr 2004

Europeans bid to master Augusta - a changing of the guard - Padraig Harrington putts great but he's no Seve, The Scotsman, UK, 5 Apr 2004

Interview Ian Poulter - David Leadbetter helped him hit more greens but his putting went south - five three-putts in week he led field in GIRs, Guardian, UK, 5 Apr 2004

Elite Field Aims to Win Masters Golf Tournament - Ernie Els: putts 8 feet and in critical, Voice of America, DC, 5 Apr 2004

Finnish Nedbank leader 19-year-old Minea Blomqvist weilds a magic wand; South African phenom 14-year-old Ashleigh Simon right there too, News24, South Africa, 4 Apr 2004

Mike Perpich and the Eyeline Putting System - putting on a slanted plane is best, CBS Sportsline, 4 Apr 2004

Scott has swing to master the best - still needs to improve his putting, The Age, Australia, 4 Apr 2004

Mike Weir: "Putting is always going to be the defining factor in any tournament. If you don't make putts, you're not going to win.", Chicago Suntimes, IL, 4 Apr 2004

Furman Leads After Two Rounds at LSU Spring, Tigers in Fifth; LSU Coach Greg Jones: "We just are not making any putts." LSUSports.net, 4 Apr 2004

Palmer's top moments in Augusta - Finsterwald's 2-stroke penalty for making a practice putt during play, Boulder Daily Camera, CO, 4 Apr 2004

Harrington spices up leaderboard - top-drawer putting performance with only 24 putts and 12 one-putt greens, Gwinnett Daily Post, GA, 4 Apr 2004

IU's Jeff Overton keeps learning as he wins - Nation's #2 college player is a straight driver, an immaculate wedge player, and a "competent" putter - room for improvement, Indianapolis Star, IN, 4 Apr 2004

Indiana golf pros: Craig Bowden led the field in putting with 109 for the event at Honda, Indianapolis Star, IN, 4 Apr 2004

Weir's 104 putts at Augusta last year were fewest ever by a champion, Miami Herald, FL, 4 Apr 2004

Annika Sorenstam: keep approach shots below the hole so your putting can stay aggressive, CNN/SI, 4 Apr 2004

Memphis duo Shaun Micheel and Casey Wittenberg ready for Masters - Wittenberg practicing his putting and scouting likely pin placements, GoMemphis.com, TN, 4 Apr 2004

A Masters in history - Manuel De La Torre: the old greens were so bumpy you wondered how the ball ever got to the hole, Boston Herald, MA, 4 Apr 2004

Masters usually goes to the masterful -- Nick Price: "You may not have to be a great player to win at Augusta, but it takes a great putter. You can't be an average putter and win there." Palm Beach Post, FL, 4 Apr 2004

Master's preview -- Jesper Parnevik: recovering form a 3-year case of Bad Putter's Disease; Stewart Appleby: not smooth enough on the greens and has missed last five cuts at Augusta, Richmond Times Dispatch, VA, 4 Apr 2004

Mark O'Meara: A good short game can take you a long way on Augusta's lengthened course - last year I had the fewest putts in the field and that got me in the top 10, The Scotsman, UK, 3 Apr 2004

Nick Faldo's 1989 win - key 25-footer on the 11th to beat Hoch, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 3 Apr 2004

Tiger looking the past master, Telegraph.co.uk, UK, 3 Apr 2004

Depak Chopra: Getting Your Perception Right - Mindfulness for golf, Financial Express, India, 3 Apr 2004

Masters field filled with potential contenders - putting holding back Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, and Stuart Appleby - Phil Mickelson, David Toms and Fredrik Jacobson smooth with the flatstick, Coos Bay World, OR, 3 Apr 2004

Algarve: Englishman Andrew Raitt changed putters last week and is doing well, 3 shots back, Ireland Online, Ireland, 3 Apr 2004

Ex-Trojan Jill McGill on an upswing at LPGA's Tarzana stop: birdie putts of 4, 15, 24, 30, and 3 feet, plus a two-putt birdie from 60 feet, Los Angeles Daily News, CA, 3 Apr 2004

Golf starting to pay for BellSouth rookie leader Zach Johnson -- putter working pretty well this week, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 3 Apr 2004

Sorenstam Takes Her Time . . . and the Lead - patience and learning from experience not to press for putts to fall key to handling slick, tricky greens, Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA, 3 Apr 2004

Johnson takes lead at BellSouth Classic - overcomes last years' three-putt from 5 feet to rack up eagle from 25 feet, plus "ridiculous" birdies from 6, 15, 25 feet, Pittsburg Morning Sun, KS, 3 Apr 2004

Zach Johnson takes second-round lead in cold Georgia with stellar putting; Tim Petrovic's putting collapses, The Herald News, MA, 3 Apr 2004

Former NC State standout Justin Walters wins first pro event at Sunshine Tour's Parmalat Classic - cans a couple of 30-foot birdies to bury the pack, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 3 Apr 2004

Shaun Micheel's play these days is strong - sticking shots to 5-6 feet and making the putts, Athens Banner-Herald, GA, 3 Apr 2004

Stewart Cink at his home course - follows poor opening round 75 with cut-making 67 - 32 putts first day, 29 the second, Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA, 3 Apr 2004

The truth about winning at Augusta - putting more important than ever - lagging and 6-foot comebacks critical, ESPN, 3 Apr 2004

LPGA's first Major filled with "had to make it" putts -- Michelle Wie's winter of seven-footers helped her make 5 par-save putts in a row outside 5 feet, ESPN, 2 Apr 2004

Arizona Wildcat star Erica Blasberg - emerging from three months of hitting good putts that didn't go in, Arizona Daily Wild Cat, AZ, 2 Apr 2004

Scott gets back to business after fun Atlanta week - 68 includes back-nine birdies from 10, 12 and tap-in range, Gwinnett Daily Post, GA, 2 Apr 2004

Olazabal shares lead with rookie - Jose Maria takes only 23 putts, News24, South Africa, 2 Apr 2004

Lawrie leads by one in Portugal - good putting makes up for a few slack irons, IAfrica South African News, South Africa, 2 Apr 2004

Harrington struggles to maintain majestic form of Florida - putting, long game both off in the wind and cold, IrishExaminer.com (subscription), Ireland, 2 Apr 2004

Jack Nicklaus interview - seeing Jimmy Demaret stooping to line up putts in very short shorts was "very revealing" (1961 World Cup in Puerto Rico) and led to the ban on shorts on Tour, ESPN, 2 Apr 2004

TaylorMade's Rossa TP putter, PGA.com, 1 Apr 2004

Seniors Shine in the Caribbean Sun - former Tour referee Carl Mason weilds his broomstick putter to deadly effect, playing last 12 holes 9 under, highlighted by a 45-foot bomb on the 17th, European Tour, UK, 1 Apr 2004

Ball markers could be standardised, Golfmagic.com, 1 Apr 2004

DLGA teachers Jonathan Yarwood and Gary Gilchrist: Big week on the LPGA circuit as Aree Song (Yarwood student) and Michelle Wie (Gilchrist student) play gloriously, Bradenton Herald, FL, 1 Apr 2004