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Back-door Putt

Meaning Putt that spins around a hole and drops in
Definition

A back-door putt is a golf putt that spins around the lip of a hole and falls in the back end. It is the product of a putt that approaches the hole off-center and a bit fast.

A back-door putt is one of the more exhilarating moments in golf as it plays with the golfer's and fans' emotions as it seems to come out but then falls in. It is the opposite of a putt that is "afraid of the dark," which means that it doesn't want to go into the hole.

Example
"He had two back-door putts today."
"Yeah, lady luck was definitely on his side."
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Updated October 6, 2016

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