Greg Norman says he helped Dustin Johnson work on his putting ahead of Masters

Norman reveals he helped Johnson improve his putting stroke at Michael Jordan's golf course...

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Fri, 11 Dec 2020
Greg Norman says he helped Dustin Johnson work on his putting ahead of Masters

Greg Norman has revealed he spent some time helping Dustin Johnson on his putting a few months ago. 

Speaking ahead of his tournament host duties at this week's 12-team QBE Shootout, Norman explained Johnson messaged him to come and take a look at his putting stroke when he was at Michael Jordan's The Grove XXIII golf course. 

"I’ve just seen a few things in his short game, especially his putting, that I would relay on to my son to relay on to him," said Norman, who won two major titles, both at The Open in 1986 and 1993. 

"I got a text from DJ around the middle of September. He said ‘Do you mind coming out and watching me putt a little bit? I said sure, no problem.

 

 

"We just spent time on the putting green. I don’t think how long it was, an hour, hour and a half, something like that. I just talked to him about a few things that I had seen and the difference from him on a Thursday, Friday to a Saturday into a Sunday was a big difference.

"Some of it was physical improvement and some of it was mental as well, but mental comes from a bad physical or bad technique. So I just talked him through it and all of a sudden he started to feel it and he started to feel it, and from that moment on he went on a pretty good run and he still is."

Johnson has enjoyed arguably his greatest year to date in his PGA Tour career, winning four times including victories at The Masters and the season-long PGA Tour FedEx Cup.