LOS ANGELES – Ryan Moore put a new putter in his bag Tuesday.
That in itself isn’t so unusual, but the rest of the story is: Moore’s putter was custom-made for him by PXG – Parsons Xtreme Golf. Started by GoDaddy.com founder Bob Parsons, it's a new company which also produces Moore's driver and irons. Moore was sick Tuesday and didn’t practice much, so with just one workday before the Northern Trust Open began he didn’t get too many reps with it.
Maybe there’s a secret in that strategy, because rounds of 69-68 have Moore climbing the leaderboard entering the weekend.
“I'm rolling it great,” he said. “Probably the best I've felt with a putter in a while. So I'm excited about that and just keep making all those short putts.”
When asked to describe whether it’s a blade or mallet design, Moore laughed. “I don't know. It's something. Metal on the end of it.”
His plan entering the weekend is equally simplistic.
“Just keep doing what I'm doing,” he explained. “You just kind of take it for what it is. I know if I hit a good golf shot, oh, well, you end up 45 feet right. That's how golf works sometimes. You just deal with it and keep plodding along.”