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Home Els changes plans to stick with his hot putter


What a difference a week makes! Some players may still be licking their wounds after four rounds at Augusta National but Ernie Els isn’t one of them. It was his intention to use his belly putter for the last time in competition since the prevailing thinking is the ruling bodies will do away with it sometime down the road. But Els has had a change of heart.

"I think I was No. 1 in putting last week," Els said. "I really worked with Sherylle (Calder), my putting lady, and she got the message across what she wanted me to do and I really started feeling it. I was going to go with the shorter version this week, but I putted so nicely with it last week, I'm going to keep going with the belly." Els finished No. 3 in putts per per hole (1.53) at Augusta National and only recorded one three-putt. He’s hoping to build on that momentum and therefore is keeping his Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7 in the bag this week at the RBC Heritage.