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Els finds lightning in a putter on the greens at the RBC Heritage

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In case you needed any more proof that golf is a crazy game, Ernie Els finished third in 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.

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While Els began the week with the same putter he used at The Masters the week prior, he later switched into a SeeMore mFGP DF (Deep Flange) Stainless Steel Nashville Studio Series putter.

Below are the specs of his putter, which are considered “standard” according to a SeeMore representative:

  • Length: 35 inches
  • Lie angle: 70 degrees
  • Loft: 2.5 inches
  • Grip: Tour Classic SeeMore grip.

It’s not the first time he’s had the putter in his hands, however. In fact, we spotted him (pictured below) testing the same putter on Wednesday at The Masters, although we have not confirmed when he first began testing it.

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And it’s not the first time he’s had a SeeMore putter in his hands, either. According to a company representative, Els once had a stretch of “about four tournaments” where he used a SeeMore putter. He raved about the putter’s technology in the video below, which was originally posted in December 2006:

Nearly 10 years later, SeeMore’s technology helped Els find lightning in a bottle on the greens at the RBC Heritage. How long will this level of putting last? That remains to be seen. You just never know in the sport of golf.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about his new putter in the forums.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. MRC

    Apr 20, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Smizzle be gone.
    Great article and well done Ernie.

  2. Mike

    Apr 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Having struggled with alignment issues on the greens for two seasons I put my old SeeMore Putter (the one Zach Johnson uses) back in the bag this season. I took it out because my hands pushed putts to the left during impact naturally. This time however I replaced the standard grip with a Super Stroke 3.0 and bang! All I can say is SeeMore are the real deal and when coupled with a Super Stroke grip…it’s great to have confidence and swagger on greens again. Highly recommend to players that struggle with alignment.

  3. Pingback: El milagro de Ernie Els con el putter: ¿el SeeMore Putter o la cabeza? - Golf76.com

  4. Shallowface

    Apr 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Most cases of the yips start with poor eye alignment at address. Sounds like the Seemore putter helped Ernie with that issue. If I recall correctly he spent some time working with a vision coach in the past.

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