drive into the fairway to set up a birdie
par-5 13th hole at Augusta National
WHEN: Final round
of the Masters
Using two drivers was the key to Mickelson's victory. Playing one driver to hit
draws and another for fades let him make the same swing on every tee shot,
regardless of the shot's shape, rather than manipulating his swing to curve the
ball. The two-driver strategy gave Mickelson peace of mind, allowing him to
keep the ball in play--he hit the fairway 64% of the time--and lead the field
in driving distance at 299.3 yards.
If You Play Two, Here's What to Do
Don't fiddle with
complicated club specs as Mickelson does. Simply add a similar model driver to
the one you already use, but make sure the second club has either an open or a
closed face. For example, if you normally fade the ball, the face of the second
driver should be 4� closed. Then all you have to do is adjust the position of
your lead foot and swing normally. If you're using your fade driver, flare open
your lead foot. With the draw driver, the lead foot should be slightly
teaches at Nantucket Golf Club in Nantucket, Mass.
... AND ANOTHER
"The course changes sucked the excitement out of the Masters. The
tournament looked like the U.S. Open, with guys playing scared."