Thursday, November 20
Ben Curtis Is Mr. Two Putt
Whether or not you like his visor, this man can putt.
HERE’S A 2008 TOUR STAT to chew on: Ben Curtis went 347 consecutive holes without a three-putt green. (That was 347, in case you thought it was a typo.)
I was never great at math, but I can divide on my handy little desk calculator. Let’s see, 18 into 347 equals 19.28. OK, so that’s 19 rounds without a three-putt green. As the saying goes, “… putt for dough.” Curtis made $2,615,798 this year, his best ever money grab.
CORRECTION: It was 374 holes. Told you I was bad with numbers.
While we’re on putting stats, Steve Marino made the most putts over 25 feet in the ’08 season. How many? 35.
−The Armchair Golfer