Anatomy of a champion: A look at Steven Fox's swing

By Brian Lackey, SwingFix instructorAugust 24, 2012, 4:30 pm

Little more than two weeks ago, Steven Fox was a relative unknown in the world of golf.

But when you win the most storied amateur championship in the game, your days of anonymity will quickly go away.

Fox, a native of Hendersonville, Tenn., and a rising senior on the golf team at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, wasn’t on anyone’s radar when he arrived at storied Cherry Hills Country Club for the 2012 U.S. Amateur. But he survived a playoff to move into match play and then completed an improbable run to win the title by rallying from two down with two holes to play to beat Michael Weaver in the 36-hole final last Sunday.

Said Fox after his win: “I’m at a loss for words right now. This is unreal.”

One person who knows as much about Fox’s golf game as anyone is PGA professional and SwingFix instructor Brian Lackey, who has worked with Fox on his golf swing for the last seven years.

Lackey, the 2008 Tennessee PGA Teacher of the Year, took some time away from the lesson tee to break down Fox’s swing, and in the video segment above you’ll learn more about what Fox and Lackey work on, what makes Fox’s swing so effective and things you can learn from Fox’s swing that can help you improve your own.

And make no mistake about it, when it comes to playing better golf, learning from elite players is one of the best approaches to utilize.

Take an online golf lesson with Brian Lackey.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.