1. Boo Weekley wielded his trusty Never Compromise GM2 Exchange #7 putter (pictured here) while securing his repeat victory at the Verizon Heritage tournament, picking up a cool $990,000 in the process. Never Compromise is on a PGA Tour roll right now. Steve Flesch used the same #7 model putter at the Masters, finishing in fifth place and earning $275,000. Vijay Singh and David Toms were among others playing with Never Compromise putters at the Masters. Click here for PutterZone.com’s review of the Never Compromise GM2 Exchange #2 putter.
2. Lorena Ochoa’s remarkable run of four straight victories has been aided with a PING Redwood Series ZB putter, one of
3. Rising star Andres Romero is making noise with a Rife Barbados model putter, tying for 8th place at the Masters. According to Rife: “This is the 3rd year in a row that Rife has had a top 10 finish at the Masters, with a T-5th place finish in 2007 and a T-3rd place finish in 2006.” Click here for PutterZone.com’s review of the new Rife Two Bar Hybrid putter.
4. Tiger Woods’ putter may have failed him at the Masters, but he’s still a genius with the flatstick. Charlotte Observer writer Ron Green, Jr. recently took a lesson from Hank Haney, Woods’ instructor. According to Green, Haney told him: “Woods…rotates the putter 11 degrees during his stroke, 4.5 degrees open going back, 6.5 degrees closed on the follow through.” Surely, the amount of rotation depends on the length of the stroke, but the point is clear—Woods not only putts with an arcing stroke, he does it with surgical precision.