British Open 2023: How Brad Faxon became the Rory Whisperer and a key putting guru

When Brad Faxon first played the tumbling links at Royal Liverpool 40 years ago, as a member of the U.S. Walker Cup team, he was not a famously good putter. That came later, over time, as he kept his place on the PGA Tour year after year, through the 1980s and ’90s and well into the 2000s, often hitting it crooked but still making 451 cuts and winning eight times.