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Just another reason why Ryan Moore is the coolest golfer on the planet

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Ryan Moore is one cool customer, there’s no doubt about that. Whether it’s his trademark golf attire or his ability to play golf with a carefree attitude, the Washington native never gives you the feeling that he’s nervous or out of sorts.

While Fred Couple may be the coolest customer in the sport, Moore could be the second-coming of Freddy, based on the way he plays the game. Moore decided to up his style factor last week when he donned a tie-cardigan-buttoned get-up during the Masters that had many in the golf world talking.

Instead of just making the trip to Augusta a chance to show off his latest look, Moore proceeded to ace the 16th hole on Sunday in the get-up — only increasing his already sky-high golf cred. But the ace on Sunday, and a solid T-14 finish, only pale in comparison to what he did with the flatstick.

What you may have missed while admiring Moore’s get-up is the fact that he also lead the tournament in putting average (1.51 putts), besting Tiger Woods, Bill Haas and Fred Couples for the honors.

Now, we all know how difficult Augusta National can be when you get on the green, so Moore’s feat should definitely be recognized. However, what makes it ever better is the story behind the putter he used to lead the tournament in putting.

Per the story on TigerSharkGolf’s twitter page, Moore was having problems with his hands being too far in front of the ball (forward press) when he was putting. Instead of calling up a tour rep to try a new putter, Moore decided to go to a golf store with his swing coach to find a non-offset center shafted putter. He ended up picking out a Tiger Shark putter that suited his game.

The cost of the putter? $59. That’s right, Ryan Moore led the Masters in putting with a putter that’s about 1/4 of the cost of a Scotty Cameron. And did we mention you can get it off the rack at the golf store down the street? I think I’m going to be sick.

If you needed another reason to root for Moore, leading the Masters in putting with a $59 putter should just about do it.


Written by Jonathan Wall

04/12/2010 at 1:14 pm

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  1. You hit the nail on the head my friend! Ryan is totally the second coming of Freddie!


    04/12/2010 at 1:20 pm

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