For many, heading to the dentist is a nightmarish encounter. For Maverick McNealy, heading to the dentist may possibly enable him earn for the 1st time in his PGA Tour job at the Farmers Coverage Open.
On Friday (the 3rd round this 7 days), McNealy produced a huge leap up the chief board with a 5-less than 67 on Torrey Pines’ South Class, which put him at 11 beneath for the event. He is just three off the lead of Will Zalatoris and Jason Working day, quite substantially in striking distance on a system wherever practically anything at all can occur at any second. Just request Zalatoris, who shot a scorching seven-under 65 irrespective of missing a pair of putts inside of of 4 ft on Torrey’s bumpy Poa greens.
McNealy has fared a bit far better than Zalatoris with the flat adhere, rating 18th in the subject this 7 days in strokes-obtained/putting. That’s not all that shocking contemplating putting is one of the Stanford alum’s powerful suits, although that didn’t look to be the situation in his most new start off, the Sony Open, the place he dropped .9 strokes on the greens.
The marked imrpovement in San Diego could be attributed to any range of things—luck, McNealy”s familiarity with Poa as a California indigenous or, maybe, a secret weapon. A cheat code, if you will. A single he identified by taking a excursion to the dentist, who also happened to be family members.
“My uncle runs a dental office environment here in town,” claimed McNealy. “Bob Randolph. So actually his dad, George, was a dentist in the Army in Vietnam, and yeah, so he started out his possess dental exercise and my uncle Bob took it over.
“It is really amusing. I was wanting a way to like grip my putter continually like a grip trainer, so I was conversing to him about that stuff they use for impressions. We wrapped some of that all around my putter grip on like Monday, so I saved my putter grip the way my hands go on the putter on a backup putter on Monday with the dental [mold].”
Just when you assume you have observed it all when it comes to golf teaching aids, someone breaks out the dental mildew. Whatsoever is effective, proper?
“So the Callaway guys have it,” McNealy additional. “We’re going to scan it and like replicate it, just have it as a grip trainer. It’s excellent because I am actively playing good this 7 days, so I want to don’t forget how my arms go. It is just a amusing cross-portion of dentistry and golfing.”
Enable this be a lesson to us all—going to the dentist may possibly not be as terrifying as you believe.