There was a time not too long ago when Alison Lee felt uncomfortable with a putter in her hand. She wished and willed over a 10-footer, worrying that she couldn’t start the ball on line. She was nervous over two-footers and 20-footers alike.
Lee’s swing coach, Chris Mayson, had urged her to see a putting coach for a long time, but she was stubborn about it until this summer when they reflected over putting stats and she realized that something needed to be done.
She began working with Chris Cho in Vegas, and the scores say it all.
Lee opened with a 63 at the BMW Ladies Championship in South Korea last month where she ultimately finished runner-up. The next week on the LET in Saudi Arabia, she shot 61-61-65 to win by eight.
Here at Pelican, Lee’s third-round 62 puts her in a share of fourth, four shots behind leader Pedersen.
“I found out like I was actually aiming like way right of my target and maybe that’s why I felt a little uncomfortable before I even took the putter stroke back,” said Lee.
“So little things like that that he helped learn, and I learned more about my putting through that. It’s been amazing. I feel like night and day on the putting green now. So much more confident.
“I look over a 10-foot putt and I truly believe I can make this.”