242-yard long-iron to three feet for eagle
576-yard, par-5 8th hole at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
Accenture Match Play final
March 8, 2009
Although it's hard to fly under the radar when you're ranked fourth in theworld, Ogilvy is a great sleeper pick for the Masters. He has a perfect gamefor Augusta National, where he has finished 16th, 24th and 39th in threestarts. He's a good putter (third on Tour in 2009), has a killer short game (34for 38 in up-and-downs at the Match Play), and he never looks scared. Plus,because he combines great balance with a superfast swing, he's long andaccurate.
Effortless Power, Not Powerless Effort
The foundation ofOgilvy's seemingly effortless power is his ability to keep his left foot andleg planted throughout the swing. To practice, hit fairway bunker shots whileyour feet are dug into the sand. At the finish, your lead foot should be in theexact position it was at the start of the swing. If that foot moved, you'llhave used a lot of effort to create a little power and not much accuracy.
Mark Wood teachesat the Cornerstone Club in Montrose, Colo.
... AND ANOTHER THING
"To combat complacency, first-round Match Playlosers should get nothing [they earned $45,000], and the payoff should be moretop-heavy."
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Can Hank Haney fix Charles Barkley's swing?
"A drunken, non-golf-playing alien could improve Barkley's swing."
—JIM MCLEAN, DORAL GOLF RESORT