Spieth was sharp from start to finish, making only one bogey and two double bogeys for the entire tournament, which means a whole lot of birdies and pars.
One way to ensure a lot of birdies and pars is to hit a high percentage of greens in regulation. Spieth did just that, hitting 80.56 percent of his GIRs.
Here are a few tips to not only hit more greens but also leave yourself in a good spot to make par if you miss the green:
• Forget about the pin. Firing at pins can be a surefire way to make bogies or worse. It is much wiser to aim to a larger part of the green that isn’t protected by bunkers or hazards that can inflate your score if your ball finds them. Sometimes the best option might be to play to a location just short of the green so you're left with an easy chip.
• Know your yardages. The best way to discover the true yardage each club in your bag will travel is by testing each one. You can do this by hitting 20 shots with each club using Trackman or a similar device to get real numbers to measure your distance. Instead of picking the one that goes the farthest and using that yardage, take out the farthest two and shortest two and count the average of the other 16 shots. This will give you a more accurate yardage that you would most likely end up with on the course.
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