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One of the great mysteries of links golf—aside from why there isn’t more of it in golf’s competitive landscape—is the inherent inscrutability of the wind. Golf on linksland has many distinct challenges from firm conditions that emphasize ball control over power, to bunkers that have nicknames like “Coffin” and “Hell” for what amounts to almost
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ABOUT For the first time ever, Golf Digest presents Tiger Woods in his own voice explaining how he does it. Authentic, candid, clear-cut, Tiger reveals the way he approaches the game. Just him, looking you in the eyes, and opening up about his thinking, his strategy, his motivation and his legendary golf swing. • “My
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Control is an interesting objective for golfers because it has multiple meanings. One is to control your emotions and stay in the moment. I did that at the U.S. Open, and it’s a big reason I won the tournament. I never got ahead of myself. I tried to execute each shot without thinking beyond it.
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ABOUT Thousands of golf instructors around the world have trusted Golf Digest 50 Best Teacher Dave Phillips and his TPI Performance Center for elite-level training that helps players develop a swing that works best with their physical capabilities. The techniques and strategies Phillips uses in that training form the foundation for this six-part series, “The
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Kevin Tway’s development from a U.S. Junior Amateur champion to an All-American at Oklahoma State to a winner on the PGA Tour can be traced to lessons from his father, 1986 PGA Championship winner Bob Tway. But there have been plenty of other influences along the way, says coach E.J. Pfister. “He’s been hanging out
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ABOUT Iconic Pebble Beach. The magnificent coastline holes, the do-or-die shots, the adrenaline, the weather. Perhaps no golf experience in America trumps playing Pebble Beach. It takes strategy and nerve, and in the end, tests your skills as much as it stirs your senses. In this four-video series, Pebble Beach teaching professional Laird Small takes
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If you’re tossing out stereotypes about U.S. Open conditions, narrow fairways and thick rough probably come to mind first. But increasingly slick and challenging greens throughout the weekend are another constant—especially given the USGA’s recent issues with keeping courses under control. Given the weekend forecast—clear and cool—and the moisture-removing SubAir systems Pebble Beach has under
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If U.S. Open rough wasn’t intimidating enough, Pebble Beach features some of the smallest greens in regular major championship rotation. Smaller greens obviously make for smaller targets, but the practical and psychological effects go beyond shrinking players’ margin for aiming error. “Even if you’re in control of your direction, the greens at Pebble Beach are
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ABOUT Ever wonder what tour players and their teachers are talking about on the range? In the next episode of Golf Digest’s Undercover Lessons series, you’ll get that up-close experience with three-time tour winner Pat Perez and his instructor, Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Drew Steckel. It’s as close as you can get to the
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ABOUT With all the talk these days about driving distance, a better short game is still the fastest way to improve your scores. Why? Well, a couple reasons. First, you hit a lot more shots inside 50 yards than you do tee shots. Second, it’s easier to tweak the small swings than the big ones.
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People say the golf swing is all about impact. But it’s what you do before impact that determines if the strike will be any good. Getting into a solid position at the top lets you swing freely on the way down. You don’t have to fight your way back into position. Let’s look at three
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