WHO: Davis Love
to nine feet for birdie
par-4 14th hole at Forest Oaks
WHEN: Final round
of the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
sulking after a poor season during which he missed the Ryder Cup, Love retooled
his swing and rejuvenated his attitude. So while the other contenders wilted on
Sunday, Love knocked down flagsticks. It seems as if he used to halt his pivot
and not release the club, which resulted in weak, blocked shots. Now he
aggressively rotates his torso to release the club and keep it on plane, as he
did on his sparkling approach at 14.
Swing Under a Dowel to Fix a Push
To correct weak
shots that go right, try my dowel drill. Stick a four-foot dowel in the turf so
the bottom is two inches outside the target line and six inches ahead of your
lead foot. The dowel should mirror the angle of your club shaft at address. Hit
half shots with a mid-iron, keeping your hands below the dowel. The club should
not touch the dowel as you release the clubhead and swing up the inclined
Patri teaches at
the Health Club of Naples ( Fla.).
... AND ANOTHER
" Chip Beck is
my comeback player of the year. He has gone from selling his house and hawking
insurance to starring on the Champions tour."