Scottie Scheffler excited about working with Phil Kenyon, putting coach

"I feel the benefits already. I'm more comfortable over the ball"

by Sead Dedovic
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Scottie Scheffler excited about working with Phil Kenyon, putting coach
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In preparation for the upcoming Ryder Cup, Scottie Scheffler believes he has been able to feel the benefits of having worked with English putting guru, Phil Kenyon. Scheffler has had a lot of problems with his game lately, and he was aware that he had to take certain steps to get back on track.

Phil Kenyon is a big name in the world of golf, and he had the opportunity to work with the biggest names on the golf scene. Scheffler knew that he could profit a lot from his engagement. “I called [Phil] maybe Monday after the TOUR Championship -- maybe even texted him Sunday night.

It was something that I didn't want to think about as the year went on because it would have been a change, but right when the TOUR Championship ended, I was just thinking about it and I was like, oh, I'll see what he's up to.

And he ended up coming to Dallas a few days later, and we got some good work in. I feel the benefits already. I'm more comfortable over the ball. I see the ball rolling end over end a lot more than I did a month ago, and it's exciting.

Like I said, I have more direction in what I want to do. I feel like at times this year I would try one thing and a few weeks later I'd try another. I haven't felt like I've made a huge change. I just kind of got my mind right.

I feel like we made little changes to where I'm more comfortable over the ball and now I don't have to think about my stroke. That's pretty much all it is”. - Scheffler said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!

Scottie Scheffler: I feel like I'm much more consistent hitting my start line

Scheffler realized he had to fix his stroke.

Even earlier, This great golfer knew that he was making a mistake, but he was unable to find the right solution for it. The most important thing for him is that he feels consistent in his game. It seems as if his confidence has returned as well.

The Ryder Cup will be the best confirmation of how much Scottie has progressed. “I had a feeling what I was doing wrong. It was something that -- my suspicions were kind of answered. It was just that I was trying to fix it in the complete wrong way.

It was something I couldn't figure out, and it was preventing me from hitting as many putts on line as I should have. Now I feel like I'm much more consistent hitting my start line, especially my practice. If I get the setup correctly, the body will move correctly from there.

I just needed a little bit more help. I've never really had an instructor teach me anything really other than Randy. It was something I was thinking about kind of towards the end of the year, and Phil was a guy that I had watched.

He teaches a lot of really good putters, and he didn't seem like a method guy. So he was the first phone call that I wanted to make. And it's been great. He's a fascinating person to work with”.

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