HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Kevin Kisner didn’t kick up his golf sneakers and calm down final weekend after missing the reduce within the Masters.
After spending Saturday along with his household, he acquired proper again to work on the day of relaxation by taking part in 27 holes at Palmetto Golf Club in his hometown of Aiken, South Carolina, and found out he needed to make a change.
Despite being the most effective putters on the PGA Tour – he’s 28th in strokes gained/placing and 15th in whole placing this season – Kisner is considering going to the armlock technique. Kisner drove to Hilton Head Island on Monday and rapidly started engaged on his new placing stroke. He spent greater than a great hour on the placing inexperienced utilizing the armlock technique Tuesday at Harbour Town Golf Links forward of the beginning of the RBC Heritage.
“Right back to the grind to get over it,” Kisner stated. “I’m pretty ticked off about my game. I feel like I’m playing well, not getting results, so I’m looking forward to playing the golf courses here in the next stretch that I really enjoy playing and hopefully start to see some more positive results.
“I figured I’ve been putting pretty poorly, one of the best parts of my game, not starting online last week. I just wanted to see a different look, try it out, and I like it. I think it’s really good inside 10 feet. I’ve just got to get used to the speed. I’ll see how it goes tomorrow in the pro-am and see if I’ll try it on Thursday.”
Kisner additionally did a little bit of buying since firing rounds of 72-77 to overlook the reduce at Augusta National. The putter he used through the Masters didn’t make it to Harbour Town.
Kevin Kisner pulls a membership on the 2nd fairway through the first spherical of the 2021 Masters. (Photo: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports)
“I’ve got to start seeing some putts going in the hole,” Kisner stated. “My biggest problem is I’ve normally been one of the best inside eight feet, and this year I’m not making it so I can’t keep the momentum of the round going when I miss a green, and then if I stuff an iron shot and miss the putt it’s really putting a drag on the whole game. If I can see this way starting online and hitting more solid putts more consistently, I think it can help overall, but it’s still just a trial as of now.”
If Kisner does put a brand new putter and new stroke to the check, it is going to be on a course he loves. He completed second right here in 2015 and tied for seventh in 2018.
“After being in a position I thought I was playing well and not performing, I’m down here on full-on grind to try to compete at a tournament I feel like I can win,” he stated. “(The course is) already pretty firm and the greens are quick. It’s going to be a great week. If we don’t get a lot of rain, I think they can progress the conditions to playing more difficult than we’ve seen in years past, and if we get a little bit of sea breeze, I think it’ll be a really stern test.”