WHAT: 293-yardthree-wood to set up a two-putt birdie
WHERE: 603-yardpar-5 12th at Doral
WHEN: Final roundof the Ford Championship
March 13, 2006
Woods is the rare pro who can instantly fix his swing during competition. Afterhitting some hooks early in the final round, he began using an under-release, amove during which his lead (left) arm stays above the trailing arm throughimpact. Doing so keeps the club face open and produces a fade. Over the last 12holes Woods didn't hook any shots, even when ripping his three-wood at 12 tobecome the only player to hit the green in two.
The Ball Flight Bible: Draw, Straight, Fade
Create differentball flights by changing the relationship of your arms through impact.
1. Draw - Thetrailing arm rotates over the lead arm, and the toe of the club passes theheel.
2. Straight - The arms stay level and the toe and the heel even.
3. Fade - The trailing arm stays under the lead arm, and the heel leads thetoe.
John Elliott, aGolf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, works at Golden Ocala (Fla.) Golf and EquestrianClub.
... AND ANOTHERTHING
"Phil Mickelson needs to get in shape, to help his poor leg action. Hisupper body whips around while his legs are slow and out of sync."
Top 100 TEACHERS POLL
Whom would you pick to win the Masters?
Tiger Woods ..... 75%
Field ..... 25%
"Woods has won 25 percent of his career starts andfour of the last nine Masters. Would you bet against him?"
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