Sport: The Power of Positive Putting

With a new stroke and his old zeal, Player is cleaning up

Even in this year of years, he still has one regret. He should have altered his putting stroke long ago. "Well, actually," he says, "it wasn't really a stroke before. It was more like this." And Gary Player stabs haltingly at an imagined ball. Now he putts with a smooth, almost gentle stroke, as counseled by his wife Vivienne, and he marvels at what might have been. "If I had changed it 20 years ago, I'm sure I could have won 200 tournaments by now."

The remark is no idle comment−Player...

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