Michelle Wie shows off her new putting stance
If you watched any women's golf last year, no doubt you saw Michelle Wie's ''tabletop'' putting stance. I know I did a double-take when I first saw her bend at the waist until her back was parallel to the ground before taking her stroke.
She took a lot of ribbing for her unique stance, and even made fun of it herself on a few occasions. And during a visit to the David Leadbetter Academy on Wednesday, she jokingly showed us the latest adjustment to her stance (that's her on the right):
''The 2014 version of the 'tabletop' putting stance,'' she tweeted, adding a couple of hashtags: #donttrythisathome and #leadbetterschoolofputting.
I can only agree with everyone who responded with ''Ouch!'' or some derivation thereof.
About an hour after she posted her photo, putter extraordinaire Luke Donald weighed in on Twitter. His verdict: ''Still too upright.''
As unusual as her stance looks, her putting numbers have improved pretty dramatically. She finished the 2013 season ranked 51st on the LPGA Tour in putting with an average of 29.88 putts per round – that's a big jump over 2012, in which she finished 119th with an average of 31.16 putts per round.
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