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by Joanne Miller

Sam Burns: The Putting Phenom

When it comes to putting on the PGA TOUR, one name stands out among the rest – Sam Burns. For the past three seasons, Burns has consistently ranked in the top 15 in SG: Putting, showcasing his incredible skill and talent on the greens.

In the 2023 season, Burns has taken his putting game to new heights. He has been nothing short of elite from all distances, showing his versatility and ability to sink putts from any range. From short range, inside 10 feet, Burns ranks an impressive 17th in make percentage, proving his proficiency in converting those crucial birdie opportunities.

But Burns doesn’t stop there. From mid-range distances of 15 to 20 feet away, he stands out even more, ranking 12th in putting. This shows his ability to maintain accuracy and control over longer putts, a skill that sets him apart from his peers.

Even from long distances of 20 feet or more, Burns continues to impress. He has made an impressive 40 putts from this range, a testament to his consistency and ability to read greens effectively. These long-distance putts can often make or break a player’s round, and Burns has shown time and time again that he has the touch to sink them.

It’s not just the regular season where Burns shines on the greens; he also excels in the FedExCup season. In addition to his top 15 ranking in total putting, Burns has also been dominant in one-putt percentage and putts per round. These statistics further solidify his status as one of the best putters in the game today.

As Burns prepares to compete at the Marco Simone course, there is no doubt that he will continue to roll in putts with confidence. His consistent performance over the past three seasons and his ability to excel from all distances make him a force to be reckoned with.

So, don’t be surprised if Sam Burns puts on a putting clinic at Marco Simone. He has the skills, the experience, and the confidence to sink putts from any range. The competition should be ready, as Burns is ready to showcase his putting prowess and continue his ascent among the elite on the PGA TOUR.

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