McIlroy dramatically changes putting grip

Rory McIlroy changes to cross-handed grip ahead of WGC-Cadillac Championship

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Wed, 2 Mar 2016
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Put some good work in the last few days, ready for the blue monster this week!

A video posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on Mar 2, 2016 at 3:46am PST


Rory McIlroy has debuted a new putting stroke ahead of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral this week. 

The world number three posted a video on his Instagram page on Wednesday morning, showing the Northern Irishman using a left-below-right putting grip.

He later explained: "I feel like it's something I'm going to stick with regardless of hat the outcome is tomorrow."

McIlroy, who ranks 189th in putting on the PGA Tour this season, plays with world number one Jordan Spieth this week, another employer of the cross-handed grip.

Video: Jordan Spieth putting tip

Switching to a left-below-right grip can stop a player's right hand becoming too dominant, allowing the arms and shoulders to control the putter, and also drops the left shoulder, which aids a proper strike of the golf ball.

 

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