Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

James Hahn gets putting lesson from club pro before firing 61 at Nelson

Written by 
Published in Golf
Saturday, 14 May 2022 09:46

If James Hahn looked like a different man on the greens Saturday at TPC Craig Ranch, it was no coincidence. He received an impromptu lesson from the club’s director of golf the previous evening.

Hahn had struggled mightily with the flatstick the first two rounds of the AT&T Byron Nelson, losing more than 5 ½ strokes putting, when Ronnie O’Brien offered his assistance on the practice green.

“It's nice when the head pro comes down … and gives me a little putting lesson after the end of the round yesterday,” said Hahn, who ranked 155th and 147th in strokes gained putting on Thursday and Friday, respectively. “That definitely helped out a lot. Felt a little more confident over the ball and ended up making some good saves and some birdies on the back nine.”

Hahn fired a third-round, 11-under 61 with nine birdies and an eagle to jump into contention at the Nelson. He needed just 26 putts on Saturday as he totaled almost as many feet of putts made (81’10”) as he did with the 60 putts in the first 36 holes (98’7”).

So, what was the tip from O’Brien?

“Kind of like to keep it a secret just in case Justin Thomas or Jordan Spieth's watching,” Hahn said, “but basically just to have the ball come off more solid, take it a little bit more straighter back and accelerate through the ball. It's my tendency, especially when the greens get really fast, is to somewhat decel because they're so quick and worried about the second putt. But he said the way I was rolling it, just go ahead and give it a roll and most likely it would go in and that's what happened today.”

Read 22 times

Soccer

Angel City, Mexico women set Sept. 5 friendly

Angel City, Mexico women set Sept. 5 friendly

Through a multi-year partnership with SUM (Soccer United Marketing), the NWSL's Angel City FC and th...

Bale completes LAFC move on year-long contract

Bale completes LAFC move on year-long contract

Wales forward Gareth Bale has joined LAFC on a 12-month contract, with options through to 2024, afte...

Sources: Fulham make move for Utd's Pereira

Sources: Fulham make move for Utd's Pereira

Manchester United have received an offer from Fulham for Andreas Pereira and also expect Dean Hender...

Basketball

Bulls remain hopeful LaVine will choose to stay

Bulls remain hopeful LaVine will choose to stay

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls remain hopeful All-Star guard Zach LaVine will choose to re-sign with t...

Sources: Only Lakers seeking Kyrie sign & trade

Sources: Only Lakers seeking Kyrie sign & trade

Outside of the Los Angeles Lakers, there are currently no known teams planning to pursue sign-and-tr...

Baseball

Cardinals place righty Flaherty, OF Bader on IL

Cardinals place righty Flaherty, OF Bader on IL

The St. Louis Cardinals placed pitcher Jack Flaherty on the 15-day injured list because of a right s...

Mariners trade for Santana; Royals get 2 RHPs

Mariners trade for Santana; Royals get 2 RHPs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals traded slugger Carlos Santana and nearly $4.3 million to the Seattle...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated