Brian Harman - Putting Routine

Brian Harman demonstrates his entire putting routine, from practice strokes to hitting the putt. He discusses the importance of being comfortable over the ball getting the right feel before executing the stroke.


I'm looking at this. And I've never been able to-- all right, this putt is an inch outside of the left. Aim there and stroke it there. I've never been able to do that. So I see where the ball is going to enter the hole.

You're sort of seeing the-- you're seeing the deal.

I see the curve. I see the whole putt.

Yep. Yep.

And so, this putt, I've got it going in just left of center.

That would be the true entrance for--

Call it 7 o'clock. So my dead center on this putt is at 7 o'clock.


That would be at dead center. So for me, I like-- when I do take my practice strokes, I like looking at it this way. A lot of guys do this way, but I like being able to see that curve this way. And when I take a practice stroke--

Of course, the advantage is that your eyeballs are parallel to the ground right here, as opposed to perpendicular, right?



And here, I have to look out that way. And it's especially hard if I had a putt breaking the other way. I'd have to almost do--

Do that.

Do that to see the--

I got you.

But here, whichever way the putt's going, I can--

You're on it.



So when I take my practice strokes--

And what are you doing here with that? Are you trying to get speed or--

I don't have a set number that I take. I try to take two good ones in a row.


So I'll sit here. And I'll make a couple, just to kind of get loose. And then when I feel the speed-- and I'm really thinking about the length of the stroke.


And when I feel that length that's right two times in a row-- so I go, all right, that one was good. That one's good. Now I'm going straight in. And all I'm thinking about is the length of that stroke and trying to hit a good one.

And you did hit that pretty good. You maybe pushed it a fraction.

I pushed it just a little bit.

But I saw that you-- I saw you do a little tap there. Can we talk about that?

Yeah, so I certainly tap it.

Yeah. And a lot of people wonder. There was people with tapping, but tapping is a form of a waggle for a putter.

It is. It is. So a lot of times, I'll-- I mean, you'll see that putter doing that. And that's not nerves. That's me releasing the nerves.

It's a waggle. It just gets [INAUDIBLE].

If I'm dead still, I mean, I just feel tension everywhere.

Yeah. Yeah.

And so, I'm definitely-- I'll wipe the-- when I come and I'll wipe the face.

Wipe the fact, whether it's there or not. Because it's just a habit.

Yeah, it's never dirty. Yeah.

No, but you might be one time.

At 4:00 in the afternoon--

Yeah, it's not real dirty.

And hasn't been a piece of water.

US Open, hadn't rained in a year up there.

It hadn't rained in a year. Yeah.


So I'll wipe the face. And I'll get down. And it's all about getting comfortable. I'll move it around until I feel that-- till I feel it just right, and then I'll let it go.