Against the Collar 10/15/07
Boy, we saw this one a lot at the U.S. Open—a good drive that just settles up against the first cut of rough. The key here is to create an angle of attack that avoids all the long grass behind the ball. A low and around takeaway will get me in trouble here, so I should adopt a backswing path that’s more “out and away” to help give me a clean strike. This type of swing shape is best for a cut, so I’ll play for one. If this shot required a hook, I’d be in trouble!