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.