Nineteen inches was the only thing standing between 2009 U.S. Open winner Lucas Glover and a score of 60 at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.
"Only" is probably a harsh way of putting it, when you consider that putting has been the achilles heel of Glover's game for several years. What looked like nothing more than a tap-in for par and 60 to the viewer watching at home, was anything but for Glover.
One definition of "yips" is "extreme nervousness causing a golfer to miss easy putts."
That's the only way to explain what happened to Glover on this putt. Check it out:
That was tough to watch. He nearly whiffed the putt and went on to make his only bogey of the day.
Glover followed up the 61 with rounds of 73-67 on the weekend to finish in a tie for 22nd.
This isn't meant to pile on Glover, who is in the opening event of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup this week at -- of all places -- Bethpage Black for the Barclays. But, here's a close look at some key putting stats that have really been Glover's undoing this year:
Strokes gained putting: -.177 average; -11.147 total; Ranked 140th on the PGA Tour
Three-putt avoidance: Ranked 126th on Tour
Putts per round: 29.66; Ranked 176th on Tour
Total putting: Ranked 161st on Tour
Now, you want to know an amazing Glover stat? He's ranked No. 1 on the PGA Tour in greens in regulation. He's just not making much once he gets on the dance floor.