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Sergio Makes 13 at the Masters!
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NvaGvUp 05-Apr-18
Will 05-Apr-18
NvaGvUp 05-Apr-18
Joey Ward 05-Apr-18
NvaGvUp 05-Apr-18
elkmtngear 05-Apr-18
Brotsky 05-Apr-18
NvaGvUp 05-Apr-18
TD 05-Apr-18
Rocky 05-Apr-18
bigswivle 05-Apr-18
NvaGvUp 05-Apr-18
Rocky 05-Apr-18
Norseman 05-Apr-18
sleepyhunter 05-Apr-18
From: NvaGvUp
05-Apr-18
Sergio Garcia took 13 shots on one of the easiest holes at Augusta today, the Par 5 15th.

THIRTEEN!!!!!

What's a shame is he hit the ball well on all of the shots that went into the water. A little less backspin on them and they're all tight to the pin.

From: Will
05-Apr-18
That's gotta hurt your chances... ooph!

From: NvaGvUp
05-Apr-18
Note how those shots all went into the water at exactly the same place.

From: Joey Ward
05-Apr-18
Sounds like he may have watched Roy McAvoy in Tin Cup last night.

:-)

From: NvaGvUp
05-Apr-18
After the octuple bogey on 15, he birdied 16!

From: elkmtngear
05-Apr-18
Wow, that is a tough green!

Too much backspin on his shots...so much that the ball "jumps" to the lake when it lands!

A longer club with less swing would have been more effective maybe...

From: Brotsky
05-Apr-18
I'd like to think I could have made a 12. :)

From: NvaGvUp
05-Apr-18
What surprises me with what Sergio did is that he kept hitting the ball exactly the same way every time, every time getting the exact same result.

When I first started playing golf in the early sixties, I was fascinated by how the pros could get their ball to land on the green past the pin and then get it to back up 15'-20' or more.

I thought that was really cool, so I wanted to be able to do that as well. Simple physics told me that I needed to catch the lower part of the back of the ball with the club head on the way down, rather than at the bottom of my swing in order to generate that much backspin.

So I learned to do that very well.

However, if you know how to do that, you also know how NOT to do that, which Sergio seemingly forgot today.

From: TD
05-Apr-18
Yup..... Tin Cup moment.......... "take the drop Roy......"

From: Rocky
05-Apr-18
Kyle,

You are correct about hitting down on the ball to get back spin. The problem is that to make that shot you must "trap" the ball while hitting down picking it clean without taking a forward divit which is tough if you are attacking the pin. He could have easily went down a club and ran through the green. That is why his ball was hit the same way consecutively, to get in tight. The last shot his hand comes off the club as he attempted to hood the ball slightly to take out height and a little less backspin but the results was basically the same. That is demoralizing to weekend warriors. These pro's shake it right off. Great player and great game none the less.

The Rock

From: bigswivle
05-Apr-18
I'm not a Sergio fan so..........

From: NvaGvUp
05-Apr-18
Rocky,

Hooding the club, getting a lower height might be the most amazing thing ever to create even MORE backspin.

I've learned how to hit low wedges that land on the green with significant forward energy, bounce twice, then totally freeze up and come to a dead stop.

That's a very cool shot and at times, a very useful shot.

From: Rocky
05-Apr-18
I will hood the ball under branches, between clubs etc. It is a very difficult shot to hit down with a hood without chili dipping the ball and sticking the club. Effective no doubt but Phil Michelson himself " Mr Shotmaker" from 35 yds in is a prime example of what can happen when you get a little too cute. Toughest game I ever played hands down. Too many variables in lays with too many different instruments on too many different layouts and too many different grasses and bunkers. Not one shot is ever exactly the same. Throw in course management and self control and your next trip is to Trembling Hills to rest before the nervous breakdown.

The Rock

From: Norseman
05-Apr-18
Who is Sergio?

From: sleepyhunter
05-Apr-18
This story makes me feel better about the 8 I scored today on a easy par 4.

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