Rod Spittle is considered by many to be one of the nicest guys on any tour, so when he heaps praise on his putter, you know he means it.
Spittle shot a six-under 65 on Friday at the Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Mich., and is tied for sixth at eight under, six shots behind leader Rocco Mediate at the midway point of the second major of the season on the Champions Tour
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“It’s just one of those things. I played well yesterday, I think I hit 14 or 15 greens, so it was a solid start. I shot a couple under,” said Spittle.
“This is my third time here, so we kind of know our way around a little bit, but, yeah, it would be nice if that happened every day, of course,” he said.
It did just that in Friday’s second round.
“I hit a bunch of greens again and had it in the right places and I’m sure everybody’s told you that. That has a lot to do with it,” he said.
“I’ll have to sleep with my putter tonight because, obviously, after awhile, I just made a whole bunch of putts, so it was a lot of fun. That’s for sure,” said Spittle.
He may want to add a few more clubs to the sleepover, with a premium on approach shots at Harbor Shores.
“You just have to be on the right side of the bumps or humps, then it’s just extremely difficult if you’re not. Even when you hit good shots, they can still bounce sideways or the wrong way,” said Spittle.
“Like I said, I just don’t think I was ever in too much trouble. Again, probably hit the same thing, 14 or 15 greens, just made a whole bunch of putts, so it would be real fun to do the same thing the next couple days,” said the 1977-78 Canadian Amateur champion.