Mahan with a Plan
Hunter Mahan has proven that he and his fade are big-time
Analysis by Top 100 Teacher Dana Rader
The characters in the hit TV show The O.C. may have it easy, but this Orange County, Calif., native has had to work his way to the top. In fact, Hunter Mahan transferred from glitzy USC to finish his collegiate career at Oklahoma State, where he quickly claimed two-time All-American honors and the Jack Nicklaus Award for the top collegiate golfer in 2003. Like the namesake of this prestigious trophy, Mahan often plays a purposeful fade. His victory at the 2007 Travelers Championship and $2.9 million season (including top-10 finishes in the British Open and Tour Championship) prove you can successfully live with a left-to-right ball flight. Learn to use it to your advantage by following Mahan's iron-swing keys.