In “My Game: Tiger Woods—Shotmaking Secrets,” produced by Golf Digest, Tiger takes you through his bag from the driver to the wedges. He explains his strategies, evaluates dozens of shots, and demonstrates his amazing skills. Topics include adding distance and control off the tee, shaping shots and changing trajectory, dialing in wedges, taking on crazy recoveries, and more.
Hitting longer drives is at the top of every golfer’s wish list. Tiger’s way of getting an extra boost off the tee comes in two forms: the power draw and the high bomb. If you follow the setup and swing keys that Tiger lays out in this episode, you’ll make more powerful strikes and get your drives out there.
Tiger’s ability to always strike the ball in the center of the face has made him the best iron player of his generation, maybe ever. And with par 5s on tour these days stretching to more than 600 yards, his skills with fairway woods are also becoming legendary. Here, Tiger shows you how he flushes it on these long approaches.
As Tiger’s longtime friend Rob McNamara says in this episode, par 3s play to Tiger’s strengths: “He’s such a good iron player, and you’re giving him the exact yardage and a perfect lie. You’re going to have pretty good results.” Listen to Tiger describe how he sizes up these holes, and watch him play different shots.
Most golfers like to see their shots soaring up in the air, but there’s more to ball flight than just going high. Tiger says, “Controlling trajectory controls distance,” and that means getting closer to the hole. Hear Tiger explain how factors like wind and flag location drive his decisions. Then, watch him put on a shotmaking show!
Most amateurs are inconsistent at best from fairway bunkers. Standing on a shifty surface and having to make precise contact are major challenges. Here, Tiger explains how he executes in fairway sand by quieting his lower body and adjusting his swing. Watch Tiger’s process, step-by-step, and make these difficult shots easy
As Tiger explains in this episode, the key to hitting good shots out of the rough is being able to read the lie. Is it a flier? Which way is the grass growing? Can you get the club on the ball? These and other nuances determine the shot you play and how you play it. See Tiger demonstrate, and learn to handle any lie.
One of the distinctive skills of great shotmakers is the ability to predict how an uneven lie will affect the shot. When it comes to this, Tiger Woods is a virtuoso. In this episode, he shows how he handles uphill, downhill and sidehill lies and explains all the factors—not just the slope—that determine the right shot to play.
As much as Tiger Woods has thrilled golf fans with his power and clutch putting, it’s his wedge game that has undergone the biggest transformation. His ability to control distance, trajectory and spin puts him among the best wedge players of all time. Here, he shares his secrets so you can learn to stick it close inside 100 yards.