Steepen your attack
For improved shortgame accuracy, you need to employ a more vertical swing plane. In your backswing, you should feel as though you're taking the club straight up once your hands reach knee height. This will allow you to come down sharply into the ball and take a healthy divot, like a Tour player. Hit down and through -- it's the only way to produce highflying, high-spinning shots that stop where they're supposed to.
Earn your stripes
While the world marvels at Tiger Woods' power and shotmaking savvy, those in the know point to his wedge game as the true difference maker. And now it's off the charts. Why is Tiger winning so much again? His wedge shots from less than a 100 yards are landing 5 feet closer to the hole. Yikes.
"I've really been controlling my [ball] spin going into the greens."
|PGA Tour Most Improved Proximity to hole from less than 100 yards|
|Player||2005 Proximity/Rank||2006 Proximity/Rank||Improvement (Distance/Rank|
|PGA Tour Average: 17'7"|
When players move up the stats ladder, others move down. In some cases, way-yyy down. These players suffered the most precipitous stats drop-offs, and the fall hurt more than just their scorecards.