Nitpick if you must, but there's very little to dislike about this swing
When you think of golfers whose swings stood the test of time, players such as Sam Snead and Tom Watson come to mind. But as Sergio Garcia defends his title at the Masters in April, it's becoming increasingly clear that his action should be mentioned among the all-time greats.
"There's real genius to the way he swings," says Golf Digest Teaching Professional Rob Akins. "He might be the best
ball-striker in the game today. That's not just my opinion. Ask guys out there on tour."
Akins has been watching Garcia since his pro debut in 1999 and says only the most discernible eyes can recognize variance in Sergio's swing over the years.
"He's not as laid off, meaning the shaft doesn't flatten as much in the downswing," Akins says. "But what's more important is what he still does."
Garcia's swing has always been dictated by his body pivot, Akins says. This might sound odd, but his arms and hands don't do much more than come along for the ride.
"There's no steering or stalling," he says. "He just pivots his body, stays behind the ball, and compresses it." —Ron Kaspriske