Anytime I'm hitting an approach with a short iron or wedge, I feel like it's a great opportunity to pick up a stroke. You should, too. Think of the 125-yard marker as the start of your "go zone." Don't just try to hit the green. Think about getting it close enough to make birdie or par. Here I'm going to give you some tips to help you hit quality short approaches. It's time to knock it stiff.
ABOUT NICK WATNEY
A five-time PGA Tour winner, Watney, 32, ranked sixth last year in greens in regulation from less than 125 yards. On average, he hit his short approach shots (50 to 125 yards) to 17 feet, five inches.