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Video: Acceleration is the key to better bunker play

Gary Player bunker acceleration
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Brandt Snedeker watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 27, 2010 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)  - 

If you watch TV coverage of the WGC-Cadillac Championship this weekend, you’ll see that sand abounds at Doral’s famed Blue Monster.

Touring pros make bunker shots look easy more often than not, but playing from the sand is usually the cause of great stress for high-handicap golfers.

How can you improve your bunker game? Well, who better to ask than Gary Player, who many consider the greatest bunker player of all-time.

And according to Player, they key to escaping from the sand is acceleration, as he explains in this video segment.

For more Golf Channel tips to help you improve your bunker play, click here.