In case you needed any more proof that golf is a crazy game, Ernie Els finished third the field in Strokes Gained: Putting at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. His brilliant putting performance, which led to a T14 finish in the event, comes just more than a week removed from going viral for six-putting the first green at The Masters.
What was the difference?
It may have been that he put a new putter in the bag for his weekend rounds at the RBC Heritage. On Saturday and Sunday with the new flat stick, he gained an astounding total of 9.96 strokes against the field on the greens — leading the field in the stat for each of the respective rounds.