WHEN GOLF MAGAZINE TELLS ME how to drain every 4-footer (in its October issue), I just chuckle. Not going to happen. And I have a decent stroke. But seriously, who do they think I am –- Marc Turnesa?
If you’re wondering who Turnesa is, he’s the PGA Tour rookie who won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Turnesa carded rounds of 62-64-69-68 for a 25-under total and one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar. Turnesa's first win earned him a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.
Getting back to putting, Turnesa holed 61 of 63 putts within 10 feet for the week. (Take a moment to ponder that stat.)
I couldn’t make that many putts in my dreams! (I’d probably hiccup three or four, even in golf fantasy land.)
No matter how many years I watch pro golf, I still marvel at how dialed in the tour players are, whether Tiger Woods, or, um, Marc Turnesa.
−The Armchair Golfer