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The First Tee Sunday at the Ryder Cup: How the Best Use Routine to Combat Nerves

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

The Ryder Cup is one of the only events where we see some of the best players in the world get introduced and go through their full routine on the first tee. Here I look at how the following players take their turns teeing off in what is probably one of the most pressure packed shots in all of golf: Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Phil Mickelson, and Francesco Molinari. I focus on their every movement after they tee up the ball, including practice swings, target focus, number of steps and amount of time to get to the ball and set up, and then time over the ball before they pull the trigger. I think every golfer gets the first tee jitters and watching what these great players do to prepare for their opening tee shots is quite instructive.

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Swing Analysis: Rory McIlroy at the 2017 British Open

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

Having watched Rory with interest since he emerged as a player to be reckoned with I believe that he has continued to improve his technique and is certainly capable, barring injuries, to go on a run reminiscent of his major championship years. The main item I see is greater hip depth in the backswing, which lessens his tendency to lean forward approaching the top while pulling his right arm behind him.

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Swing Analysis: Rory McIlroy-Still Dropping that Head!

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

Here we have a nice fixed camera shot of Rory striking an iron on a long par 3, and lo and behold there goes his head dropping copious amounts. Of course, I have always argued that this is a totally natural, athletic and powerful movement causes by the pivot, but you still hear knuckleheads talk about “dipping” being detrimental to the swing. What amazes me the most is how Rory has been spared the ridiculous criticism that was constantly leveled at Tiger Woods for doing the exact same thing.

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Swing Analysis: Adam Scott and Rory Mcilroy

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

It’s always nice to get swings from the television broadcasts that employ fixed cameras. As we know, any hand held camera precludes the use of drawing lines to see where the movement occurs in the swing because It is impossible to hold a camera perfectly still while filming. Usually at a Tour event the fixed cameras are on tee boxes for obvious reasons, and in this case we have both Scott and Mcilroy teeing it up on a par 3.

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