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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.

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