HOW BUBBA GETS HIS BOOM

Anyone with a backswing like John Daly's and a downswing like Sergio García's is going to be ridiculously long
February 06, 2006

WIDE START To setup his long swing, Bubba gets huge extension and stays far behind the ball.Surprisingly, he has little wrist cock up to this point in the backswing.

BIG TURN Despitehis enormous, Dalyesque rotation--his shoulders are turned 110 degrees--Watson's left leg is firmly braced and dead straight.

POWER PLUS LikeSergio, Watson creates extra oomph by increasing lag (i.e., wrist cock) duringthe downswing, which is like a buggy-whip effect.

STEADY SPEEDSTERIt's freakish to swing at warp speed and still have the shaft and right armstraight at impact, with the club face square to the target
line.

HANGING BACK Withall the speed Watson generates during the swing, momentum forces him to histoes and he remains up on them even after impact.

AUTOPILOT A lifewithout lessons has been a boon, giving Watson an uncluttered mind so he canswing freely and smoothly from start to finish.

Wood, a Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher, works at Hamilton Farm Golf Club inGladstone, N.J.

TEN PHOTOSFRED VUICH/GOLF MAGAZINE (10)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)