drive in the fairway
par-5 16th hole at Las Colinas
WHEN: Final round
of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship
Wetterich has a pressure-relieving preshot routine: At address he stays in
motion, focusing mainly on the target. He waggles his club, moves his feet back
and forth, bobs his head--looking alternately at the ball and the target--and
makes a slight forward press with his body to initiate the swing. On Sunday
that routine freed him to hit the long, straight drives that set up easy
birdies, including both par-5s, the 7th (pictured) and the 16th.
To Stay Loose, Keep Moving
The bane of
amateur golfers is freezing up at address (instead of staying loose through
constant motion) and staring at the ball instead of the target. To get loose,
try this: Before hitting the shot, waggle the club above the ball while looking
at the target. When you're ready to pull the trigger, drop the clubhead behind
the ball and, without pausing, start the swing.
teaches at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Ill.
Garc�a hasn't won a major because of his putting, and he's not going to win one
until he starts making the short ones."