29 Apr '12, 8pm

Ernie Els (current co-leader at the Zurich Classic) sets up to a putt so his left eye is directly over the ball.

Ernie Els (current co-leader at the Zurich Classic) sets up to a putt so his left eye is directly over the ball.

√ CONFIDENCE IS EVERYTHING. Before you take your address, while you're still reading the putt, imagine the ball tracking on the line you've chosen and falling into the cup. If you don't believe you can make every putt, why bother trying? √ FORGET THE HOLE. Unless it's a dead-straight short putt, you should focus on a spot somewhere along the line you want to roll the ball on. When the time comes to make your stroke, if you're still aware of the hole, it could distract you from your goal of rolling the ball on the correct line. Your brain will try to get you to steer the ball toward the hole. √ AIM THE FACE FIRST. You should never get set over the ball and then aim your putterface. If you do it in that order, you can easily lose sight of your intended line. Instead, aim the face down your line first, then settle your body into position. √ EYE ON THE BALL. When you take your...

Full article: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/2012-02/ernie-...

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