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Thirteen lessons from the game's highest level in 2013 that can help your game

December 2013

Golf Instruction Lessons of 2013: Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson: Hit Down On Your Fairway Woods

It's tempting to try to lift the ball up in the air with a fairway woods, especially from a tight lie, but you should do the opposite. Butch Harmon says to shift your weight to your front side in order to hit the ball with a descending blow. Mickelson followed his coach's advice at the British Open, drilling a 3-wood off Muirfield's firm turf and onto the par-5 17th hole. The shot set up a two-putt birdie that all but sealed a first claret jug and a fifth major overall for Mickelson.
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