The unique ways pros mark their golf balls and what they mean (15 photos)

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Jordan Spieth marks his with a “z”, a reminder to “zero in” on a specific spot on the course during each stroke. “If you aim small, you miss small,” he added.Aussie golfer Adam Scott uses the Southern Cross, the constellation of stars that appear on the Australian flag.Louis Oosthuizen marks his ball with one letter for each member of his family, as well as a small dot next to the number.Bubba Watson scribbles a large, hot pink circle next to the number. The marking helps him line up his putts. The hot pink color is to match his pink driver.Rickie Fowler uses a plastic template to make a straight line on the ball, which he uses to line up putts. He also adds an orange dot to help identify his ball. Like Fowler, Henrik Stenson also marks his ball with a straight line, sans orange dot. He says he originally drew the line to help line up putts, but has since stopped doing so. However, he keeps drawing the line regardless, either out of habit or superstition. Zac Blair marks his to look like a baseball. He nabbed the idea from his father, who vowed to always mark his balls after receiving a penalty for playing the wrong one during a tournament. Justin Thomas marks his with four red dots around the number, a tribute to the colors of his Alma Mater, the University of Alabama.Bill Haas marks his with three dots: two surrounding the right side of the logo and one below the number. He told his caddie years ago to mark his ball. This is what the caddie came up with and Haas has stuck with it ever since.Webb Simpson highlights the Titleist “T” in red and circles the number. Robert Streb draws two dots on either side of the number, a technique he got from his father. He’s used purple since attending Kansas State, the college’s signature color. Billy Horschel reps his Florida Gators with an orange and blue guide line. Jimmy Walker uses the initials of his sons: an “M” over the logo on one side and a “B” over the logo on the other. Andrew Loupe uses a purple pen to mark two dots on both sides of the number, as well as the initials “ACM.” He doesn’t say who the initials belong to, but the person was very special to him and passed away. No matter how you mark your balls, yours will feel bigger when you rock The Irreverent Button Down to the course. It’s the perfect blend of style and performance — brought to you by William Murray Golf.

No matter how you mark your balls, yours will feel bigger when you rock The Irreverent Button Down to the course. It’s the perfect blend of style and performance — brought to you by William Murray Golf.