Best 2017 results
T8 Shell Houston Open
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.