Players who lay up on a par 5 play their next shot from 75-100 yards, and hit the green 85 per cent of the time. However, if they go for the green in two, their third shot is typically played from inside 50 yards. As a result, they hit the green 93 per cent of the time and finish 7.5 feet closer to the hole. Sander’s conclusion? Grip it and rip it.