"Purposeful SABOTAGE?" PGA Tour pro reveals new controversy at AT&T Byron Nelson

A PGA Tour pro has accused someone of sabotage ahead of the AT&T Byron Nelson this week. 

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Tue, 9 May 2023
"Purposeful SABOTAGE?" PGA Tour pro reveals new controversy at AT&T Byron Nelson

There's a new controversy on the PGA Tour ahead of this week's AT&T Byron Nelson, and it involves AimPoint putting. 

After Wyndham Clark claimed his maiden victory last Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship, the PGA Tour has made the trip down to Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson. 

Texan Jordan Spieth already withdrew from the tournament on Monday, citing pain in his left wrist. 

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The tournament, hosted at TPC Craig Ranch, is the last event on the PGA Tour schedule before the PGA Championship next week. 

The PGA Championship is being hosted at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.

Justin Thomas is the defending champion as the PGA Tour and LIV Golf will meet for the second time in 2023. 

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And, it appears there could be a new controversy brewing as the countdown to the PGA Championship begins. 

On Monday, Michael Kim, who finished seventh last week at Quail Hollow Club, took to Twitter to express concern over something he's noticed on the practice greens lately. 

It appears that someone has been writing percentages on the practice greens to be used for the AimPoint putting technique. 

However, Kim noticed something quite wrong with the percentages. 

He wrote:

"There has been a mystery player or caddy that has been writing 1% 2% 3% on the practice green for aimpoint… BUT they’re all OFF by about .5% which is a big deal if you’re trying to get a feel before a tournament round. Is it purposeful SABOTAGE???"

He added a photo for proof as well:

For players who use the technique, the percentages aid them in how to set up their putts. The wrong percentages could throw off their feel ahead of the round. 

Kim, 29, is in the field this week for the AT&T Bryon Nelson which begins Thursday in McKinney, Texas. 

The AimPoint putting technique was also a part of controversy at The Masters last month. 

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