WHAT: 50-foot greenside bunker shot to five inches
WHERE: 463-yard par-4 18th hole at the TPC at Deere Run
WHEN: Final round of the John Deere Classic
Senden won for the first time on the PGA Tour because his timing and rhythm
were consistent from tee to green--his tempo never changed on shots of varying
lengths. Leading J.P. Hayes by a shot on 18, Senden maintained his comfortable
tempo while executing the most important bunker shot of his career. The
synchronicity also allowed him to lead the field in birdies (24) and tie for
second in greens hit in regulation (81%).
Use Spare Change To Master Tempo
that the stroke for a five-foot putt and a full swing should take the same
amount of time from the start of the swing to impact. To fine-tune your timing,
place a coin on the top of your putter and swing the club back and forth. If
you're swinging in tempo, the coin will stay on top of the putter. Remember
that rhythm, and transfer it to your full swing.
teaches at Smithtown Landing Golf Club in Smithtown, N.Y.
... AND ANOTHER
"It's selfish for Nancy Lopez to say that as a woman Michelle Wie has an
obligation to play solely on the LPGA tour. Wie can do what she wants."