The Trick That Helped Dufner Win The Memorial

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The 2017 Memorial tournament was a thrilling ride for the eventual champion Jason Dufner. Dufner started off the week with back to back 65’s, propelling him into the weekend with a 5-shot lead. After carding a disappointing 77 on Saturday, Dufner turned the tables on the field, firing a final round of 68. Dufner, born in nearby Cleveland, joined tournament host Jack Nicklaus as the only two players born in the state of Ohio to win the Memorial.

Even after the Saturday 77, Dufner never lost sight of the prize. This was evident after he drained a 32-foor par putt on the 72nd hole (using this putter). The win gives the former Auburn golfer his fifth PGA victory. Dufner, always known as a good ball striker on tour. His putting, on the other hand, has been simply average. So what sparked Dufner to lead the tour in putting at “Jacks tournament” this year?

Dufner’s Trick To Win The Memorial

In the video above, Jason explains how a friend sent him an article to help his putting.  A doctor, working with Marine snipers, held the key to Dufner’s improved putting.

“It just talked about how they really focus on their breathing. I think the one thing that also helps is it gives me something to think about other than my stroke or holing this putt or the situation I’m in. Subconsciously I’m just putting…” – Jason Dufner

Obviously, Dufner paid attention. He started the technique late last year and has advanced the technique throughout this current season.

What about my game?

Can this technique help you lower your golf score? Of course! Next time you are out on the practice green, before your round, take some time to work on your breathing. The calming effect of slow breathing helps you feel more comfortable. Increasing your comfort level leads you to make more putts!



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