I always know when a Tour player is happy with his putting stroke—and not because I have access to his stats. It’s the words he uses. When I hear “Pelz I’m starting the ball on line on almost every putt” it’s music to my ears.
The challenge in hitting this type of wedge shot from a tight lie is to make certain that the bottom of your swing arc is perfectly positioned so that your club kisses the dirt immediately after it makes contact with the ball.
Don’t “stroke” it. Hit a “chip-putt.” From longer range a chipping-type motion gives the shot enough gas. It’s easy: Let your arms swing down from your taller stance. (Save your “stroke” for shorter putts.)