Sign up for our daily newsletter

Want latest news, reviews, analysis, deals, and events, and offers from our commercial partners? We’ve got you.

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.”

More Reads

Image Turnberry green

The bunkered Golf Course Guide - Scotland

Now, with bunkered, you can discover the golf courses Scotland has to offer. Trust us, you will not be disappointed.

Find Courses

Latest podcast

Rory McIlroy's resignation and making sense of the WHS