Thompson’s putting key in Singapore
Lexi Thompson was on fire on the greens during last week's win in Thailand and will need more of the same this weekend.
The LPGA Tour stops off in Singapore this week for the HSBC Women's Championship.
The American was sublime on the greens of the Honda LPGA Thailand, running awawy with a six stroke win. Key to the victory was the eight-under 64 she shot in the third round, where Thompson needed only 24 putts.
Amazingly, the 2014 ANA Inspiration winner achieved this with her eyes closed…quite literally. Thompson and her caddy took the advice of her father, which suggested she close her eyes while putting to get more feel.
"It just gives me more feel," confirmed the 21-year-old on Golf Channel.
"I'm a feel player, not too technical. It's just a way for me to feel better over putts and be more comfortable.
"I pick a line, have my caddie, Benji [Thompson], line me up and then just stroke it and trust it. I putt with my eyes open more on lag putts or up ridges."
Joining Thompson in the field this week are world number one Lydia Ko, seven-time major winner Inbee Park and Women’s PGA Championship winner Anna Nordqvist.
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