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Swing Sequence: Gary Woodland

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July 2014
Swing Sequence: Gary Woodland

If you want to know how to pick up some easy yards off the tee, you're catching me at the right time in my career. It has been more than two years since I ruptured a cyst in my left wrist. It's fine now. I've also tweaked my swing just enough that I feel like I can hit the ball as hard as ever without swinging as fast as I used to. I'm straighter off the tee, too. For most of the year I've been in the top 10 on the PGA Tour in total driving—a stat that looks at distance and accuracy.

So what's the secret? For starters, I'm more relaxed when I swing, especially in the right side of my body. This lets me really get behind the ball and build speed into impact, like you see here. Do that, and you'll smash it. For more tips on hitting it longer, read on.

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