18 major wins. Made crucial putts when he needed them the most. Need I say more?
Two-time Masters champion. Ben is regarded as one of the best putters ever with his long free-flowing stroke.
One of the most celebrated golfers of all time. The only golfer to achieve a (pre-Masters era) Grand Slam, winning all four majors, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open, The Open, The Amateur, in a single season.
In 1924, Walter Travis gave Bobby Jones a brief putting lesson in the locker room of the Augusta Country Club. As reported in “The Life and Times of Bobby Jones”, by Syd Matthews, it was the putting lesson that “changed the course of Jones’s golfing history”. Travis instructed Jones to “get his feet so close together that the heels almost touch” and changed his grip to a reverse overlap. Jones acknowledged the resulting improvement in his putting in his autobiography, “Golf is My Game”. –http://travissociety.com/who-was-travis/teacher/
Dave Stockton Sr.
Two-time PGA Championship winner. Putting might but hard for some people, but it certainly isn’t for Dave.
Coming out of South Africa, Bobby Locke is the winner of 4 Open Championships for a total of 72 career wins. The guy who coined the phrase, “Drive for show, Putt for dough.” Players on the PGA Tour wanted him banned because he was just too good. Gary Player said of him, “One six-foot putt, for my life? I’ll take Bobby Locke. I’ve seen them all, and there was never a putter like him. In the 100 or so competitive rounds I played with him, I saw him three-putt just once. … You had to see it to believe it.”
Bobby actually putts with a closed stance but I thought it worth including in this list. Different strokes for different folks!
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