First off, I take every opportunity to make fun of Johnny Miller…because…he deserves it. During the playoff he said Bill Haas hit it right because he didn’t release the right hand. This is the same man who tells people to pull the butt of the club into a wall in front of you.
So Johnny, are we supposed to hold the lag, or chuck the right hand at it?
I am sure if you go back and read everything I have said, you will be able to find contradictions, as my theories have evolved, but that is pretty funny that Miller had it wrong twice on both extremes…LOL.
Aaron Baddeley had a circus bogey 6 after a perfect tee shot on #9 Sunday. An example of a great player, at his best, leading a major event, still has the ability to completely butcher a hole.
High handicappers take note, it’s not just you. Good players take note…you are allowed to hit bad shots and have bad holes.
The more everyone realizes this…THE LESS OFTEN IT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN.
Protecting against bad holes and/or forcing yourself to not hit bad shots…just causes more bad shots and bad holes.
I said something earlier this year that Bill Haas was an emerging star. I know he tried to gag it away at the end, but when you gag and still win, that shows how good you are and this will just give him experience for the next time. He has shown me he can win majors.
I mean really? That shot on the second playoff hole? Under that pressure?
Speaking of gagging, the next time you are a little whiny about a few bad shots or a few bad holes, think of Jason day bogeying the last two holes to cost himself $10,000,000.
As I said last week about the FedEx standings, I thought the Webb Simpson angle was played beautifully by the television coverage. though I have poked some fun at the FedEx cup, it really did increase my enjoyment watching the golf. All of the sharpie board math scenarios were actually fun.
Back to Hass. I like his swing a lot. He isn’t trying too hard to swing inside out, or keep the club on a perfect plane. My eye is telling me he is doing whatever he can to keep the club in front of him and stay in sync…perfect takeaway be damned.
His dad has the same type of idea in his move, so I know where he got it from.