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How To Pure Your Irons

April 2013
Bubba Watson

2012 PGA TOUR STATS
GREENS IN REGULATION: 2ND / 69.95%
DRIVING DISTANCE: 1ST / 315.5 YARDS

I understand why I'm known for hitting the driver a long way. But it's my iron play I'm proudest of right now. I went from ninth in greens in regulation on tour in 2011 to second last year (Justin Rose snuck in and robbed me of the No. 1 spot), and this year I've been even sharper.

Irons are all about precision, not power. And it was my iron play that was behind my winning the Masters last year. I hit all my irons, from my wedges through the middle of my bag, real solid and controlled my distances well.

The best thing about my improvement is, I've done it without getting technical. I have just a few keys, all designed to keep me balanced and not swinging too hard. When you're in control with your irons, you're in control of your entire game.

BUBBA WATSON has won four times on the PGA Tour, including the 2012 Masters Tournament.

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