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May 11, 2005

Dan Jenkins on The Masters

Chris Dimarco.jpgmasterstiger6.jpgRegular readers of this blog know that Dan Jenkins is my favorite golf writer, bar none. Mr. Jenkins still covers each golf major tournament for Golf Digest magazine, and his article (not yet online) on this year's Master's tournament appears in the current (June) Golf Digest issue. In the article, here's how Mr. Jenkins describes the unconventional putting grip of Chris DiMarco, who engaged in a spirited battle with Tiger Woods before losing to Woods in a playoff:

"[A] putting grip that looks like he's trying to change a tire or open a contrary bottle of wine."

Equally as priceless is Mr. Jenkins' description of the "green jacket" ceremony, in which - keeping with tradition - defending Master's champion Phil Mickelson helped Woods into his fourth green jacket signifying his latest Master's victory:

Speaking of a moment that lacked warmth, how about Phil as the defending champion giving Tiger the green jacket after it was over? They had gone 0-2 together in the Ryder Cup last fall, lowlighted by Phil putting Tiger up against a fence with his drive in the alternate shot [match]. So as Phil eased Tiger into his jacket, I could swear I heard Tiger say,
"Nice going, Phil, you hit my shoulders."

Posted by Tom at May 11, 2005 11:35 AM |


Big T

Isn't this the famed "claw" grip your pro out at Lochinvar taught me? I thought so.

great post


Posted by: JD Walt at May 12, 2005 7:06 AM

JD, you're right. Warren Chancellor, the head pro at Lochinvar, originated "the claw" putting grip that DiMarco uses about 20 years or so ago.

Posted by: Tom K. at May 12, 2005 7:08 AM

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