Wil Bateman makes one of the coolest gimme putts ever

Wil Bateman
Wil Bateman via Instagram
Wil Bateman took the long route on this short putt, but it paid off.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 | 8:32 p.m.
You might not be familiar with Wil Bateman yet, but you need to start paying more attention. First off, the 22-year-old Canadian captured the Hyundai-BBVA 89 Chile Open last month and is now 10th on the PGATour Latinoamerica money list.
And then there's this: While practicing for this week's Argentine Open, the San Diego State product sank what has to be one of the greatest gimme putts ever. To me, it ranks right up there with this insane three-footer that we showed you last year.
As you can see in the Instagram video posted below, Bateman is mere inches from the cup. But the green has a huge mound in it, so instead of taking the easy tap-in he racks his ball 20 or 30 feet up the slope, then stands by coolly as it rolls up, pauses and then motors right back down into the cup.
We can't guarantee that Bateman will win this week in Argentina. But we're pretty sure of one thing – he won't have much trouble reading the greens.
Check it out:

Never thought a one footer would be this tough.

A video posted by wil (@wilcb8) on