Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda – The Importance of Putting

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Steve Stricker would have made an additional 2.3 million dollars this past year if he holed 1 more putt each event that he played.

That is staggering.  Can you imagine that?  2.3 million dollars MORE if he had made just one more putt in each event he played.

That is the importance of putting.  How much would you work on your putting if that was the payoff?

Take a look at the following chart.  It shows how much more money each player would have made if they made one additional putt each event that they played in.

Tiger Woods 2,522,733
Padraig Harrington 2,373,398
Steve Stricker 2,287,277
Jim Furyk 2,243,283
Ernie Els 1,829,182
David Toms 1,745,737
Hunter Mahan 1,642,138
Charles Howell III 1,570,129
Sean O’Hair 1,561,636
Nick Watney 1,389,183
Brett Quigley 1,366,356
Kenny Perry 1,339,005
Lucas Glover 1,327,712
Chad Campbell 1,320,324
Anthony Kim 1,320,091
Tim Clark 1,275,991
Ian Poulter 1,256,024
Kevin Na 1,243,639
Zach Johnson 1,222,779
Charlie Wi 1,215,812
Scott Verplank 1,211,857
Steve Marino 1,192,831
Rory McIlroy 1,162,053
Luke Donald 1,138,832
John Senden 1,117,167
Robert Allenby 1,107,527
Retief Goosen 1,100,048
Rory Sabbatini 1,094,813
Marc Leishman 1,078,409
George McNeill 1,046,275
Davis Love III 1,001,572
Brian Davis 998,261
Phil Mickelson 987,106
Paul Goydos 979,386
John Rollins 947,983
Greg Chalmers 922,707
Angel Cabrera 882,905
Brand Snedeker 882,769
Charley Hoffman 869,058
Ryan Moore 867,650
Lee Westwood 863,941
Fred Couples 855,703
Dustin Johnson 838,590
Ricky Barnes 807,838
David Duval 798,139
Jason Day 797,549
Briny Baird 770,958
Jason Bohn 766,359
Tiger Woods 2,522,733
Padraig Harrington 2,373,398
Steve Stricker 2,287,277
Jim Furyk 2,243,283
Ernie Els 1,829,182
David Toms 1,745,737
Hunter Mahan 1,642,138
Charles Howell III 1,570,129
Sean O’Hair 1,561,636
Nick Watney 1,389,183
Brett Quigley 1,366,356
Kenny Perry 1,339,005
Lucas Glove 1,327,712
Chad Campbell 1,320,324
Anthony Kim 1,320,091
Tim Clark 1,275,991
Ian Poulter 1,256,024
Kevin Na 1,243,639
Zach Johnson 1,222,779
Charlie Wi 1,215,812
Scott Verplank 1,211,857
Steve Marino 1,192,831
Rory McIlroy 1,162,053
Luke Donald 1,138,832
John Senden 1,117,167
Robert Allenby 1,107,527
Retief Goosen 1,100,048
Rory Sabbatini 1,094,813
Marc Leishman 1,078,409
George McNeill 1,046,275
Davis Love III 1,001,572
Brian Davis 998,261
Phil Mickelson 987,106
Paul Goydos 979,386
John Rollins 947,983
Greg Chalmers 922,707
Angel Cabrera 882,905
Brand Snedeker 882,769
Charley Hoffman 869,058
Ryan Moore 867,650
Lee Westwood 863,941
Fred Couples 855,703
Dustin Johnson 838,590
Ricky Barnes 807,838
David Duval 798,139
Jason Day 797,549
Briny Baird 770,958
Jason Bohn 766,359

Source: Aimpoint Technologies

Now this is great for tour players.  What about your average golfer?

How much of a difference would one more putt per round make for you?

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