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Every Monday, I am going to offer my thoughts of the previous weekend’s PGA Tour event. I did this some last year and I got several emails that I need to do this more often, so I will make it a weekly thing. I may also add some thoughts during the weekend, especially during majors and big tournaments like The Players.
I am not going to pull any punches or be politically correct. If I hate or love the course, thought someone pulled some nonsense…whatever, I am going to let it all out. Some weeks I will watch more of the telecast and will have more to say. Other weeks I may just be making comments from the highlights I saw as I will not always be able to watch all the coverage.
That will open up for comments from all of you.
Don’t say it was all about Stricker’s putting. Through 3 rounds he had 17 birdies from 8 feet and in. I continue to say this is the best golf swing on the PGA Tour and the easiest to emulate if you were in to such things.
You know I am against copying what other people do mechanically, but if you wanted to pick a simple move to copy, Stricker’s is it. He’s 43 and still able to be among the top players in the world because that swing is not hard on the body and easy to repeat.
Yet we are told Hogan, Iron Byron and Dustin Johnson’s bowed left wrist are things we should copy for better golf.
Carl Pettersson…apparently over the top is so evil, no one can play good golf doing that. I wounder if Carl could break 90 if some guru got him to swing inside out and hold the lag.
These are my observations early in the round. Leaders through 4.
McDowell thru 14. Do you need any more evidence that perfect swing mechanics are entirely unnecessary?
Many will call me a hypocrite for talking about how great Steve Stricker’s swing was when he was leading and now that GM is leading, I say you don’t need a perfect swing.
Actually, both comments prove my ideas about the golf swing. There is no perfect swing and the guy who does have the most perfect, simple swing is criticized because it has no power and no lag…and more importantly, both of these guys know how to play golf.
What we all need to strive for is how we individually can find a swing we can play golf with. This is where I think I am providing the information. I provide a basic guide to start from and help you eliminate the things in your way…then you end up with YOUR swing.
Tough putt for McDowell on 18. Might have hit it too hard, but that was a solid putt.
UNBELIEVABLE shot by Garrigus on the last hole of regulation. That is playing golf folks. Think he was thinking of his swing checklist on that shot?
Byrd’s putt on his last hole of regulation was a mistake amateurs make all too often on mo ostf their putts that aren’t under pressure. Fall in love with the line and try to steer it in.
Garrigus’ chip in the first hole of regulation looked like he was afraid of the lie and didn’t release it, versus a bad misread.
To me, Byrd made the same putt he did at the end of regulation. He didn’t make his normal confident stroke and he tried to wish it in. Not a criticism, just an observation. I have done this many times myself, as have most golfers.
The first hole on this course does not look easy. I see why so many get off to bad starts.
Sad way to see the tournament end on a missed short putt.
I am not as big of a fan of Byrd’s swing as I am of his game. I have always liked the way he plays golf…the key word is he plays golf.