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Stricker: Tiger has his putting 'figured out'

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Last week at the Wells Fargo Championship, Tiger Woods endured his worst putting week this season, prompting some to suggest Steve Stricker - who occasionally steps in to help the 14-time major champion with his putting - needed to make an emergency trip to Charlotte.

On Wednesday, the two were part of a group of players and vice captains who attended a dinner at U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk’s house and the topic came up.


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“He brought it up to me and said that he's got it figured out, so he felt good about it last night and we didn't talk much about it,” Stricker said. “We talked more about the Ryder Cup and how he's been feeling.”

Stricker said Woods told him what “figured out” means, but he declined when asked for specifics.

Woods, who opened with an even-par 72, needed 28 putts on Thursday at The Players, which was better than any day last week at Quail Hollow, but gained just .092 shots in strokes gained: putting, which ranked 64th in the field.