WHAT: 220-yardsix-iron to 50 feet to set up the winning birdie
WHERE: 571-yardpar-5 15th hole at Harbour Town
WHEN: Final roundof the Verizon Heritage
April 23, 2006
The Tour needs personalities like Baddeley, who is winsome, chic andpassionate. He reminds me of a young Arnold Palmer. I know Baddeley loves tointeract with fans. I once saw him jump a fence into a backyard during a Tourevent and jokingly ask the proprietor if it would be possible to use thefacilities. Baddeley's also fearless, as he showed at 15, where his daringapproach sailed high over dense trees, a water hazard and sand, and onto thegreen.
To Hit It High, Reach For the Top of the V
Three keys tolong, high shots:
1) Position theball forward in your stance, off your left big toe.
2) At address,place a little extra weight over your left side and keep it there during theswing.
3) Take asteeper-than-normal backswing. To do that, imagine there's a tall, narrow Vbehind you (right), then swing your hands to the top of the V. If your hands goback rather than up, your swing is too shallow.
Patti McGowanteaches at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando.
... AND ANOTHERTHING
"MichelleWie's primary goal--playing on the PGA Tour--is realistic, and I think she'llhave a Tour card by the time she's 20."
GOLF MAGAZINE TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL
Is Phil Mickelson's two-driver approach good foreveryone, not just pros?
" Hell no. Most people can't hit one driver, nevermind two. "
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA