No gnomes, windmills for this ‘professional putter’

How did a Shippensburg dentist win the United States Open in 2010?

Only one man knows for certain.

Plotting his course with hand-drawn diagrams must’ve helped, though.

Dr. Brad Lebo, a 53-year-old Pennsylvania practitioner, shared his penchant for the game with the New York Times as they previewed the 2014 United States Open Miniature Golf Tournament, which began yesterday at Bluegrass Mini Golf Course in Oceanport, N.J.

“I’m a professional putter,” he explained to the publication’s reporter.

Dr. Lebo, who has won 105 events during a 25-year career on the course, said he “charts potential places the ball can land.” In the case he misses on the first putt, he works from this knowledge in reserve.

“Prepare, then don’t care,” holds true as a favorite borrowed motto.

Track the progress on the dentist and the tournament at http://prominigolf.com

View a video interview with Dr. Brad Lebo:

http://www.nytimes.com/video/sports/golf/100000003056920/the-mini-golf-master.html?smid=pl-share

Read the full profile at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/sports/golf/mini-golfs-fresh-face-not-a-clowns-olivia-prokopova.html

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