What an early summer it’s been for Scotland’s Russell Knox. After reaching a career-high world ranking of 18th at the end of 2016, indifferent form saw him freefall to 137th coming in to this year’s US Open. But a strong showing and a 12th place heralded a dramatic return to form, Knox bagging a runner-up spot at the French Open with a dramatic play-off win at the
Irish Open. Back in the world top 50, he now has a Ryder Cup debut in his sights.
Underpinning his great recent form has been some gorgeously crisp iron play. This year Knox is sixth on the PGA Tour’s greens-in-regulation stats, hitting more than seven out of 10 greens he looks at. Here we take a look at how he does it, and discover what you can learn from an action that owes more to technique than brute force.