who: TigerWoods

what: 355-yarddrive into the fairway

where: 480-yardpar-4 18th hole at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club

when: Final roundof the BMW Championship

why: Woods hassignificantly slowed down his driver swing, and it's helping. Woods used toswing nearly as hard as he could (a 9.8 on a scale of 1 to 10), buthe's dropped down to something closer to 8.5. The slower swing maintains, andmight even increase, his distance because his club and body are better alignedat impact, allowing him to find a groove and even fix himself mid-round if he'sstruggling. At Cog Hill he tied for third in driving accuracy (80.4%), yet healso finished third in average distance (311.6 yards).

DOM's TIP

To Go Long, GoSlow

To find youroptimal speed, turn a driver upside down and grip it on the hosel with onlyyour right hand. Swing and listen to the whoosh of the club. Your hardest swingis a 10. Take slower swings until you can hear what sounds like a 9, an 8 or a7. Then hit regular shots. You'll probably drive it the longest and straightestwith a 7 or 8 speed.

Dom DiJuliateaches at Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope, Pa.

...AND ANOTHERTHING

"Stop sweatingthe details. The FedEx Cup is a great attempt by the Tour to maintain itsstatus as the world's best golf circuit."

GOLF MAGAZINE TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

Who will win the FedEx Cup?

Phil Mickelson........8%

Steve Stricker.........3%

Tiger Woods..........89%

"This should make Woods realize he plays best witha concentrated schedule."

--KEITH LYFORD, AUBURN COUNTRY CLUB

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