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Charl Schwartzel Four-Putts From Inside Three Feet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whRNUqpXd4k

Charl Schwartzel was having a bad final round at TPC Boston, but the golfer had a chance to end on a strong note.

He had a birdie putt from about three feet on Hole 18 to end his round at +5.  That is not great, but it would have been a strong way to finish.  Instead, he finished with a four-putt double bogey.

Time to break this baby down.  I can see how you would miss the birdie putt.  He is a pro but sometimes the ball just doesn’t want to go in the hole.  Just have to save face and make your par.  Unfortunately, his par putt did the exact same thing as his birdie putt.

This is where Schwartzel made his major mistake.  He is clearly frustrated but he does not take the time to line up his bogey putt.  Instead, it looks like he uses the BACK of his putter to roll in the bogey putt.  This one was not even close and he had to settle for the double bogey.

I don’t pretend to be anything more than a very average golfer.  My short game is beyond awful but I can say that I have never had a four-putt from under three feet.  It takes a lot to have a four-putt from almost any distance, yet a professional golfer managed to take four putts to move three feet.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Schwartzel is happy that this tournament is over.

Riley Schmitt is a writer for Rant Sports.