Steve Marinos Makeover Is Helping His Play


DUBLIN, Ohio – Heading into the Arnold Palmer Invitational Steve Marino had missed five of his last six cuts and, other than a tie for seventh at his season opener in Hawaii, was mired in his first slump as a PGA Tour professional.
Since then the dramatic changes he’s introduced have been matched only by his improved play. Just before Bay Hill he shaved his head, a dramatic makeover for a player whose locks had almost reached his shoulders. He also switched to a new putter, a Never Compromise NCX full mallet model.
Since the extreme makeover, Marino has finished outside the top 20 in just three of his last eight starts, lost a playoff at Colonial and is tied for seventh at Muirfield Village.
Let’s hope Marino continues his solid play. We’d hate to think what gets changed if he lapses into another slump.