Grace and power are two qualities rarely blended well in a golf swing, but that isn't the case for PGA Tour player Luke List, says his instructor, Jamie Mulligan. Though the show of force in other long hitters is obvious, it's much more subtle with List.
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.
The Florida native and former University of Alabama player had some of the best ball-striking stats on tour in 2017, finishing 29th in strokes gained/tee to green and 11th in strokes gained/approach the green. Study his swing frame-by-frame.
Who says fades are weak? Swing like this, and you'll blast it, too: The huge-hitting Floridian won his first PGA Tour title in 2015 and made his first Ryder Cup team last year. Now he's poised for more hardware.
What You Can Learn From Lefty's Short Game: From Mickelson's signature flop shot—one he hit over his own head has 6.3 million views on YouTube—to sand plays that make the ball dance around the cup, Phil's short game is "magical."
Minor changes aimed toward major results: Rickie Fowler is honing in on greatness. When he linked up with coach Butch Harmon, part of their project was to make his swing less flat for consistency. Study his swing frame-by-frame.
What we can learn from Dustin Johnson's booming drives: Only a few tour pros have a shot that can make other tour pros stop what they're doing on the range and have a look. 2016 PGA Tour Player of the Year Dustin Johnson has one. Study his swing frame-by-frame.
A classic swing that produces modern distance: Shane Lowry's swing is fluid and relaxed, but he has a competitive fire bred into him by his father and uncles, who competed on the Offaly Gaelic football team. Study his swing frame-by-frame.
Only a few players come to the PGA Tour with the "can't miss" tag. It stems from a top amateur pedigree and the power and polish to compete with the high-horsepower modern stars. Jon Rahm brings it all. Study his swing frame-by-frame.
Soren Kjeldsen's swing is one of the most unusual for a modern-day tour pro. There is no rigidity in his hands and arms, no emphasis on the big muscles or a huge shoulder turn to generate more power. Instead, the Danish pro's wrists cock early, his left arm bends and his hands never rise above his head as he takes the club to the top of the backswing. View his swing frame-by-frame.
Learning control and putting up good numbers: Working with his teacher of five years, Mark Blackburn, PGA Tour player Kevin Chappell has learned to control his iron shots with a shorter action. He ended the season by reaching the playoff at the Tour Championship. View his swing frame-by-frame.
Paul Casey has hit some memorable iron shots in his career, highlighted by a hole-in-one in the 2006 Ryder Cup to close out a foursomes match. But it's his beautiful driver swing that has always turned heads. If it weren't for multiple injuries over the years, the personable Englishman by way of Arizona State might have been one of the best in the Tiger Woods era. View his swing frame-by-frame →