Monday, October 20

Putts Fall Like Stock Prices for Marc Turnesa

Marc Turnesa

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

5 comments :

Aussie Golfer said...

Amazing. Just an amazing stat and amazing putting.

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Golf Clubs Consultant said...

I remember when I first started playing golf, and my friends and I played at a tournament at a course in another town. I was excited when we finished and told them I made a lot of putts that I wouldn't normally have made. They burst my bubble when they explained that that course was famous for its greens being flat as a pancake. I can only imagine putting like that on a real course.

Thanks,
Bill

The Armchair Golfer said...

Bill: I'd be excited about making a lot of putts ANYWHERE, with greens as flat as a pancake or putt-putt course. Maybe your friends were just jealous.

Sola Scriptura said...

Now if Marc's competitors had known about the Ichthus Putter things might have turned out differently