ZAC BLAIR

(NO.9)

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T8 Shell Hous­ton Open

Driver

Titleist 917D2 with 8.5° loft, fit­ted with Fu­jikura Speeder 757 X-Flex shaft.

How he does it

Zac Blair has a swing ev­ery am­a­teur would love to have. It looks like it came straight out of a golf in­struc­tion text­book be­cause there are no ob­vi­ous faults or com­pen­sa­tions through­out the swing.

So it’s re­ally no sur­prise that he is one of the most ac­cu­rate driv­ers on the PGA Tour. No player played more rounds on the PGA Tour this past sea­son than Blair and he was still able to fin­ish in the top-10 for accuracy. Of the 105 rounds he played, he found the fair­way 964 times, which is 69.7 per­cent of the time. In com­par­i­son, Ryan Ar­mour, who topped the driv­ing accuracy stats, av­er­aged 72.73 per­cent from 63 rounds played.

The key to Blair’s accuracy is his no-non­sense swing. At ad­dress, he has a good re­laxed pos­ture which al­lows him to make an easy full shoul­der turn. He ini­ti­ates the down­swing with a good lower body move to­wards the tar­get and his swing is on a good plane.

He also has great con­trol of his ball as he favours a left-to-right shot shape. This is seen in his stats which re­veal of the 1,131 pos­si­ble fair­ways he had to hit, he missed 9.46 per­cent (or 107 fair­ways) in the left rough.

Blair doesn’t pos­sess a pow­er­ful swing (105.85 mph club­head speed, ranked No.187 on Tour) but you are unlikely to see him playing from the trees too of­ten.

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