“Confidence in my putting stroke, bottom line,” Watson said of what will it take to become tournament-ready once again. “Right now, I don’t have enough confidence in my putting stroke. That’s absolutely when you get up there to putt and you’re thinking about missing it rather than making your shot, you’re done. Toast. Stick a fork in you.”
If Watson is able to get that confidence in his putting, he’ll be in line to go back to winning. The hip surgery, he said, has actually allowed him to gain more free motion on his hip when it goes through impact.
“If I want to make it if I can turn the hip a little bit more, it feels a little loose down there,” he said. “Some parts are a little loose, even though I feel no pain.