The key to John Daly's success isn't power, it's impeccable balance and rhythm, which he used to stiff a long sand shot in OT to win at Torrey Pines
Most Tour pros have calm lives off the course and fight to find peace inside the ropes. Not John Daly. His personal life has been a soap opera, but no one has finer rhythm and swings in better balance than he does, especially under pressure. These skills are the key to Daly's fabulous short game. At the Buick he was 11 for 13 on sand saves, with three on Sunday alone, including the 32-yarder from behind the 18th green in the playoff that set up his winning tap-in birdie.
Slow your swing for longer bunker shots
Trying to get more distance on long greenside bunker shots, most golfers speed up their swings when they should do the opposite. A slower swing creates more friction between the clubhead, the sand and the ball, and the clubhead remains on the ball longer, so you transfer more force to the ball. Think of it this way: If your average swing speed is 55 mph, slow down to 20 mph for a longer sand shot.
AND ANOTHER THING...
"I'd love to see Greg Norman, who turns 50 next February, become a regular on the Champions tour, but it won't happen. At most, he'll play in the majors."
" Tiger Woods is almost back to his 2000 form—he swings his body, not his arms, and stays level to the finish—and he'll win at least two majors this year."
"The chatter about the creation of a single ball for all Tour pros is absurd. The ball makers and the players will never let it happen."