June 7, 2011
A yardstick helped fix Points’ struggles with short putts (pictured above). Points strokes flat 3-foot putts on the ruler. It is barely wider than the ball’s path, which forces him to be more precise. If he hits the putt even slightly offline, it will roll off the ruler and away from the hole. The ruler’s bright color also helps Points visualize a path to the hole. “You’re trying so hard to stroke it down the line, that a residual benefit is he keeps his head down longer,” Mogg said. Points credits this drill for helping him win at Pebble Beach. His mental coach, Bill Nelson, showed him this drill two weeks before his win.