Lexi Thompson found herself focusing too much on the golf ball when she was putting. It freaked her out. So, like George Costanza, she did the opposite. That's why she has started putting with her eyes closed.
It worked on Day 1 of the Coates Golf Championship on Wednesday, where she shot 3-under 69 at Golden Ocala G.C. to trail Ha Na Jang by four shots.
“It feels like I’m burning a hole through the golf ball with my eyes sometimes,” Thompson said.
Thompson started the eyes-closed routine in practice at the 2015 season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, and she found it was effective. She kept doing it in practice, and she became so confident in the method that she decided to use it in competition.
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