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Swing Sequence: Zach Johnson

June 2009
Swing Sequence: Zach Johnson

AGE: 33 | HEIGHT: 5-feet-11 | DRIVER: Titleist 909D2 | BALL: Titleist Pro V1x


By Zach Johnson

My swing is as good as it has ever been, even when I won the Masters in 2007. I've always hit it pretty straight, with a little draw, and now my spin rate off the driver is coming down -- through the first three months of '09, I've picked up five yards. I don't hit it as far as a lot of guys do, so I have to be in the right spot in the fairway to score, and that means driving it well. The two biggest keys for me are to make a good transition and to keep my hands ahead of the clubhead through impact. I want to feel as if my swing is two swings: one going back and another coming down. This sequencing is huge for my tempo and rhythm. And a hands-forward position really helps me compress the ball.

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