When players start missing short putts, they immediately blame their stroke when, in fact, the fault may be allowing for too much break. A putt of three feet or less usually doesn't have enough time to break more than a couple of inches before reaching the hole. If most of your short putts are sliding by on the high side of the cup -- indicating that they haven't had time to break -- then this is likely your problem. Therefore, don't aim short putts anywhere outside the edges of the cup.
A good idea is to simplify things by breaking the cup down into five parts -- left edge, left center, center, right center and right edge -- giving you five possible places to aim, all within the cup.
There are two situations when you'll have to ignore the preceding advice and aim outside the hole:
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