But if you think his swing is some freakish concoction of power moves designed purely for distance you couldn't be more wrong. He's tall (6'3") and athletic, and he gains his power from a very fundamentally correct golf swing, the kind of swing we all could benefit from studying. Golf.com has put together a swing sequence on their website, and here are a few of the highlights:
- His setup looks a lot like Jack, with a straight back and lots of room for his arms.
- Full shoulder turn but very little hip turn.
- Beautiful lines where the club is an extension of his arms (shot 5 of 10 and 7 of 10).
- Smooth hip release.
- Belt buckle leading the swing (are you watching, Faldo?)
Note to self: Gimmicks don't generate power. A proper swing and consistent contact generates power.