We played TPC at Craig Ranch. Great course.
Frank was a little off because his path was too far to the right. I didn’t notice anything terrible at first. Then while he was hitting a drive with his back to me, it was painfully obvious that he was aimed too far right.
We had a small discussion about it because it didn’t feel correct when he lined up a hair to the left for his cut. As it turns out, he was lining up his club face with some forward tilt and when he stepped into the ball, it made him setup with closed shoulders.
The rest of the day he walked into the ball with better angles and he laced every shot.
At that level, a small setup issue is the difference between a 72-73 missed cut by 1 and a 1.2 million dollar payday.
At any level, setup “sets up” the whole swing and this is why golfers suffer so much inconsistency from one day to the next.
We all don’t spend nearly enough time on this.