By Matthew RudyAdam Scott kept his No. 1 ranking and earned a new plaid sport coat with his win at Colonial, but Jason Dufner made him work for both. Dufner shot rounds of 69-66 on the weekend to tie Scott after regulation, then matched birdies with him on the second playoff hole before falling to a birdie on the third.
Here, Dufner holes a simple chip shot for birdie on Saturday afternoon from just off the green on the par-3 fourth. "It's a straightforward shot, straight up the hill, and the ball lands on the green and rolls out like a putt," says Bosco, who is based at The Glen Club in Glenview, IL. "But contrary to a lot of instruction, he doesn't use an open stance or a lot of arm action with a quiet body. He makes a mini swing with soft hands and arms, and uses the pivoting of his torso as a quiet engine for the swing."
By controlling the swing with his pivot and not the small muscles of the hands and arms, he can make a calm and fluid motion. "When you're locked with your body and trying to make the ball move with your hands and arms, that's when I see a lot of chunked and skulled short game shots," says Bosco. "Make some full practice swings and dial them down progressively smaller until you have a small swing with soft arms and some body pivot. That's the feel you want."