Wednesday, February 15

These Old Guys Are Good

I’M GOING TO CALL THIS ONE. Best up-and-down on tour during the 2012 season. Yes, the entire season. No one will top this. (Or no one will top this on the Champions Tour.) Take a minute to watch and see. It’s worth it. I promise.

What do you think?

Congratulations to Corey Pavin for his first Champions Tour victory at the Allianz Championship. Pavin beat Peter Senior on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Good thing he made that par from out of a small crater.

Pavin’s average driving distance is 256.2 yards. That’s 65th on the old guys tour. Not impressive at all. He has been a short hitter ever since, well, forever. Since his UCLA days, and probably before that. His ball flight is so low that squirrels duck. OK, I exaggerate, but not much. What’s impressive is his greens in regulation percentage (74.07), his stroke average (69.17) and that short game, including his old-school Bullseye putter.

Want to get better at golf?

Stop looking for that extra 15 yards. Instead, practice your short game.

(Visor tip: Devil Ball Golf)

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