Stocktons offer helpful tip to Mickelson and Uresti
As you may know, he has joined forces with his father Dave Stockton, Sr. They've quickly become two of the most sought after putting coaches in the game and they're piecing together quite the stable of professional golfers from both the men's and women's ranks.
He was excited to tell me that Omar Uresti was coming off of his first top ten since they started working together last year, adding that the drill that really clicked for Omar happens to be one they also used on Phil Mickelson.
In this exercise they ask the player to sign his name on a sheet of paper. Then they ask him to do it again, except this time, at one tenth of the pace. Stockton said everyone, including Phil, noted that it felt awkward writing it at slow speeds. The Stocktons respond by saying that's why you shouldn't approach your putting stroke the same way; it needs to be less cerebral and more reactionary.
Stockton, Jr. went on to tell me that they are receiving a ridiculous number of requests for their expertise. It has gotten to a point where they have to curb the number of players they bring into the circle. You'd be amazed how many professionals are recruiting their help (of course, it doesn't hurt when Phil Mickelson is your biggest advertiser). Dave told me that it was Phil who contacted his dad and not the other way around.
I asked him if they've heard from Sergio Garcia who's been searching for a little magic in the putting stroke for years. Stockton's answer was interesting. He said Sergio hadn't made any direct requests but Dave, Sr. did receive a Christmas card from the Spaniard. That had never happened before this year. Do you think he's laying down the foundation?
Suspended Hensby offers details on missed drug test
Day's wife shares emotional story of miscarriage
Jason Day’s wife revealed on social media that the couple had a miscarriage last month.
Newsmaker of the Year: No. 5, Sergio Garcia
This was the year it finally happened for Sergio Garcia.
Green jacket tour
Man of the people
Ace at 17th at Sawgrass
Departure from TaylorMade
Squashed beef with Paddy
Victory at Valderrama
Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017
No. 4: Dec. 13
No. 3: Dec. 14
No. 2: Dec. 15
No. 1: Dec. 18