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5 Golf Tips From Tiger Woods

By    |   Tuesday, 04 October 2016 09:36 AM EDT

Tiger Woods dominated the professional golf world soon after winning the U.S. Masters at age 21 in 1997. He received PGA Player of the Year honors 10 times over the next 12 years.

Despite a few setbacks, Woods came back to win major PGA golf championships, including the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational, and he remains an icon of the sport.

Here are five golf tips from Tiger Woods that can help improve your game:

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1. Use Tiger’s conventional putting grip — Woods places the left hand at the top of the club with the butt of the hand over the handle and the thumb pointed down the handle, according to an article by M.L. Rose in Golfsmith. With the right hand below the left, put the left forefinger across the right hand so the fingertip is between the right hand’s third and fourth fingers. Apply medium pressure to the club handle.

2. Keep the head still on striking — Maintaining a quiet head on the backswing and downswing helps with a solid ball strike and accuracy with irons, Woods explains. He may move his head a little bit, but not laterally, during the strike, he notes in Golf Digest. He moves his head toward the target after impact, allowing for a good follow-through.

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3. Try the chunk-and-run — Tiger’s technique involves hitting a fat shot that takes out a chunk of ground, striking an inch or two behind the ball, depending on how far he wants to carry the ball on its run, he describes in Golf Digest. He grips the club a little tighter than normal with the ball positioned just behind center, using an open stance with the weight on his left side. For a firm strike on the ground, he swings with a more vertical backswing to ensure the wedge clears the grass as it moves back for a shorter follow-through.

4. Remember that good shot — Tiger twirls his club after the follow-through when he realizes it was a good shot, observes Golf a Lot. This preserves the memory in his mind and the feeling of the shot to better remember it in the future.

5. Forget that bad shot — Keeping it in mind could ruin the rest of the game. Tiger uses his 10-step rule. Count out 10 steps down the fairway and let go of the bad memory and the bad shot.

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