While big drives are often the most gloated about skill in golf, it is often a players putting skills and prowess that will win them the games and tournaments. Putting is a very delicate art that can be tough to master, but can pay huge dividends if you are able to do so. Here are three of the best putters currently on tour.
1. Steve Stricker
Stricker has been a long time staple on the PGA Tour as he has been professional for over a quarter of a century now. Stricker has 22 tournament wins on his resume, including 12 on the PGA Tour. Even despite the fact he has been around for so long, he still currently leads the PGA tour in lowest putts per round, which means he is sinking them at a clip unlike anyone else right now. He is also extremely accurate and has made a career out of being able to read greens than almost anyone else.
2. Aaron Baddeley
Let’s be honest, if you look at his wins and overall place in the PGA Tour rankings, you may not be that impressed with the play of Baddeley. However, once you look at his putting stats, you will be shocked. Not only is he among the leaders in strokes gained from putting, he also has one of the lowest putt per round averages on the Tour. And this isn’t an anomaly either as he has almost always finished in the top 15 putters on Tour. There is no denying this guy is an absolute specialist with the putter in his hands.
3. Luke Donald
While his performance this season has not been the greatest for Donald and his putting game, his history as not only a great putter but also as a great golfer deserves a mention on this list. Across most of the last few seasons, Donald has seen his name near the top of the PGA Tour leaderboards when it comes to putting prowess. On top of his great and normally consistent putting, Donald was the number one golfer in the world between May 2011 and March 2012, which was largely due to his great short game and putting skills.