Joe Nichols, one of Mike Malaska’s mentors who helped him throughout his career, always said that if you are putting inside of 10 feet, assume the put is dead straight.
Follow this philosophy unless the green dictates otherwise. Make the ball break out of the hole and not into it. When you get up over the put and question it, just play it straight. Because if you hit it straight and straight at the hole, it should go in. So, assume straight inside of 10 feet, unless there is something that tells you otherwise.