Michelle Wie ‘Googled’ new putting grip

Michelle Wie1
Michelle Wie has revealed she used Google when opting for her new putting style.

For the past three years, the 27-year-old has used the unconventional ‘table-top’ stance (below), which helped her to victory at the 2014 US Women’s Open.

But, after a disastrous 2016 – where she had just one top ten finish in 25 events and saw her world ranking plummet to No.182 – was followed by another missed cut in the Bahamas two weeks ago despite hitting 34 of 36 greens, it was time for a change.

READ MORE -> Michelle Wie gets chipping lesson from Tiger

Michelle Wie

“My coach (David Leadbetter) and I have been working on it, just trying to be a bit more flowing, a bit more athletic,” said Wie ahead of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

“I stuck with the table-top for very long, and sometimes you just need a different feel. I’m trying it out and it feels comfortable.”

Wie is now trying out a more traditional stance coupled with a new, ‘claw’ grip (below) similar to Sergio Garcia’s.

But how did she decide on that particular grip? A simple Google search, of course.

“I’ve tried every single type of claw in the last two weeks that I was practising, but this feels good,” she added.

“I definitely Googled the claw, I Googled everyone. I looked at Phil’s (Mickelson’s) claw, Sergio’s claw, I tried everything out.

“It’s amazing how you can make putts doing pretty much anything, and this feels the most comfortable to me, so we’ll see.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
IS IT TIME TO ORDER NEW WEDGES? - TaylorMade MG3 review
TaylorMade
play button
THE SIMPLE WAY TO FLUSH YOUR IRONS | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
DO THE TAYLORMADE P790 IRONS LIVE UP TO THE HYPE?
TaylorMade
play button
I TAKE ON THE BEST AMATEUR GOLFER IN SCOTLAND
angus carrick
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

COVID-19: Significant number of tour pros not yet vaccinated
REVEALED - The most popular golf course on Instagram
Tony Jacklin critical of Europe's Ryder Cup "ball issues"
FirstPoint USA appoints former Scottish Golf man Duncan
THE BUNKERED GOLF PODCAST

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Denis Pugh gives a lesson for beginners
Watch
play button
How to improve your takeaway
Callaway
play button
Don’t de-loft your clubface
Watch
play button
Why you need to address the ball with a square clubface
Watch
See all videos right arrow