Bubba Wat­son

Golf Australia - - MASTERS 2018 -

I play a big slice. If it’s down­wind, I can get over the trees and leave some­thing re­ally short into the green. From the fair­way it’s a great birdie or ea­gle chance. I never try to at­tack the back pin. I’m mostly just try­ing to land it in the cen­tre and have at worst a two-putt. AV­ER­AGE SCORE: 4 .31

I just cut it up the fair­way to leave a pitch­ing wedge or sand wedge into a two-tiered green. The right pin you aim left and let it fun­nel down off the slope, which I did in 2012 and made birdie. The left pin is del­i­cate – push it and it’s an im­pos­si­ble chip. So I play safe and usu­ally leave a 30- 40 footer. AV­ER­AGE SCORE: 4.03

When the pin is front left or back left, it’s just a per­fect cut shot for me with a mid-iron. I seem to play those kinds of pins well. Ev­ery­body in the field has trou­ble with the front right and back right pin po­si­tions, so I’m just aim­ing into the bowl in the mid­dle of the green. AV­ER­AGE SCORE: 3.0

When it’s down­wind, I of­ten hit 3-wood be­cause the fair­way nar­rows so much. Ei­ther way, I aim at the trees and cut it. From the fair­way it’s a birdie chance with a short-iron. The back right pin is tough. If I pull it, the ball goes down the slope and leaves a dif­fi­cult chip back up to the hole. AV­ER­AGE SCORE: 4.16

This is dif­fi­cult be­cause it’s tight and my cut goes straight at the traps. In 2016, I ham­mered a 3-wood at the sand know­ing I couldn’t reach. The longer shot in takes away some advantage but I’m still hit­ting a shorter iron than oth­ers. On the back pins, you play smart and take a two-putt. AV­ER­AGE SCORE: 4.19

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