Jobe will switch to belly putter after rough stretch
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Coming into this week's Deutsche Bank Championship, Brandt Jobe stood at No. 56 on the FedEx Cup points list.
A solid run that included a runner-up finish at the Memorial and a T-23 at the U.S. Open vaulted him up the points list, but two missed cuts (including last week's Barclays) since the U.S. Open have made Jobe a bit desparate.
Jobe made the cut in Boston on the number (1 over), recording 30 putts in each round. He had three 3-putts on Saturday. He will be switching to a belly putter on Sunday, something he used earlier in his career.
“I have nothing to lose and everything to gain,” Jobe said of using a belly putter in Sunday’s third round. Jobe currently sits at 67th in the points standings, a virtual lock to move on to the BMW Championship next week. “I want to have some fun.”
Jobe used a belly putter earlier in his career, but it was friend and practice-round partner J.J. Henry that walked him through the nuances over the last week and Jobe is going to give it a try.