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We ran into Jay Williamson on the practice putting green at Quail Hollow a few weeks back and he had the look and tone of a man who had just figured it all out. “I’ve got the secret,” he smiled.

The details, sadly, were largely lost on the novice, although it had something to do with how much bend was in his right wrist at the top of his back swing. A few days ago Williamson added to the mystique with a cryptic Tweet: “(Brad Faxon) offered some great putting tips! All I can give ya.”

This week Williamson is 6 under through 36 holes at the Byron Nelson Championship and is tied for seventh. It’s always encouraging when a good guy plays good golf. Just makes us wish we would have paid better attention to “the secret” at Quail Hollow.

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