BUST IT EV­ERY TIME

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Contents - By Dustin John­son

Use my tips for power and pre­ci­sion from tee to green.

Imade two ad­just­ments to my game last year, and it turned out to be the best sea­son I’ve had as a pro. Three wins; my first ma­jor; I led the tour in scor­ing and fin­ished in the top 10 in 15 of 22 PGA Tour events. What did I change? It started with my driver. I now al­most al­ways play a fade. I’m still driv­ing it plenty far. I av­er­aged 313 yards off the tee last year – but I’m hit­ting more fair­ways, and my misses are way bet­ter. I don’t snap-hook them by ac­ci­dent any­more.That’s the first part of my new game plan.The sec­ond is that I don’t waste those great tee shots. I spent a ton of time di­alling in my short-iron dis­tances and now go into ev­ery tour­na­ment with three stock yardages for each club from 9-iron to lob wedge.The re­sult is that I’m hit­ting my ap­proaches a lot closer, and I led the tour in birdies. I’ll tell you about my tech­nique on the fol­low­ing pages, and hope­fully you can take my ad­vice and use it to have your best year ever.

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