Patton Kizzire - Handling Pressure Putts

Patton Kizzire discusses how he handles the pressure putts. He often sees amateurs putting too much pressure on themselves. He feels that telling yourself that it "doesn't matter" can't hurt mentally.

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I'm playing pro amateurs. The guys have been out of the hole for a couple holes and he finally has a putt that means something.

This one.

This is the putt.

Three to help the whole team.

And the whole team's like, come on Jimmy. Come on, knock it in there. And I'm like-- I'll tell them, I'll be like, honestly this putt's not that important. You know, I'll just be like, just knock in it. It doesn't really matter. You don't want to build it.

But in our case it is monumentous.

Right. It's huge. But if you tell yourself that it doesn't matter, that can't hurt.

Can't hurt. And people always say to you, how do you make a putt for 600 grand right here? And that's what we're talking about, right?


A million bucks. Well, we don't think about that. This is-- I want to do it because this will finish off a 66.

Right. Well, this would make a nice birdie on this hole, that I just hit a great seven on. I don't want to let my 7 iron down. I want to make this this--

This will make dinner taste better.