Posts Tagged ‘vijay singh’

Camilo Villegas Iron Swing Analysis!

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Camil Villegas has one of the simplest swings as he never swings beyond 3/4 point and accelerates nicely through the ball while keeping his rhythm super-smooth.

Today we will analyze Camilo’s iron swing and just see how he is able to come up with wins such as the BMW Championships where he beat the top players of the world including Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, Anthony Kim, and others.

At takeaway, you can clearly tell that Camil’s clubface is shut (or closed).  But this isn’t too big a problem as long as he gets it open at the top of his swing.

At half-way, you can tell that Camilo has nicely rotated his forearms so the clubface is square in relation to his swing plane.  He’s slightly inside the plane but that’s not a big deal here.

At the top of his swing, Camilo looks very poised and everything stretched out nicely.  Note that his hands and club are not actually back on-plane, a perfect backswing.

At impact, Camilo dips his head down a little (which most players do) but his impact is perfect.

After impact, Camilo looks pretty good.

At finish, Camilo does a great job of standing up straight.

Overall, I am impressed with this young Camilo’s swing as he never over-swings yet his retains his smooth rhythm.

What’s impressive is that this young man is capable of hitting every shot in the bag although he has a tendency to miss his drives to the right.  (probably due to his short backswing when he’s tempo gets too quick)  But with a swing like this, Camilo will never miss left, mostly to the right.

Most players who have short backswing tend to have a quick tempo but Camilo actually has a nice tempo.  (For comparison, check out Tommy Armour III’s swing analysis)

Here’s Camil Villegas’ swing in action:

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Vijay Singh and Sergio Garcia battle it out at the Barclays FedEx Cup Playoff!

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Vijay Singh wins the FedEx Cup at Barclays by beating Sergio Garcia in a playoff.

He does it in style by making two consecutive birdies at hole 18 and 17 while Sergio Garcia makes one birdie but comes up short on number 17 with an errant drive and errant lay-up shot while Vijay is on the green in two.

I think it was a great finish by both players although I would have loved it if Sergio Garcia came through.

Unfortunately, Sergio Garcia seemed to have got the worst of luck this year, losing almost every tournament that he should have won.

Congratulations to both Vijay and Sergio, you guys both deserve some loud round of applause.

Vijay Singh gets on the Winner’s Train again!

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

(Photo Credit: PGATOUR.com)

After what seems like an infinite run of winning-droughts, Vijay Singh has pulled another win out of his pockets in style at the World Golf Championships with top 25 players in the world all competing agianst him.  While Tiger was not there, Vijay seems to have took care of business.(as usual)

The former Master winner will be back on the winning-train officially.  We should expect him to win couple more majors in the next few years.

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Justin Leonard Driver Swing Analysis

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Justin Leonard has a great swing, let’s look at them in action.

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Vijay Singh Driver DL Swing Analysis

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Vijay Singh Driver DL Swing Analysis

Vijay Singh probably practices more than Tiger and that’s more than enough reason why Vijay has won so many tournaments.

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Tiger in the lead for PGA Championship

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Here’s the leaderboard:

1 1 USA C Tiger Woods FC SC P S H -6 F -19 64 63 64 – 191
18 2 T3 USA C Mark Calcavecchia FC SC P S H -7 F -16 65 66 63 – 194
10 3 T6 SPN C Sergio Garcia FC SC P S H -6 F -14 68 64 64 – 196
12 4 T19 USA C Zach Johnson FC SC P S H -10 F -13 71 66 60 – 197
20 5 T8 USA C Hunter Mahan FC SC P S H -5 F -12 65 68 65 – 198
17 6 2 USA C Woody Austin FC SC P S H -1 F -11 65 65 69 – 199
11 T7 T22 AUS C Geoff Ogilvy FC SC P S H -8 F -10 68 70 62 – 200
30 T7 T8 IRE C Padraig Harrington FC SC P S H -3 F -10 63 70 67 – 200
9 T9 T16 FIJ C Vijay Singh FC SC P S H -5 F -9 68 68 65 – 201
19 T9 T12 USA C Scott Verplank FC SC P S H -3 F -9 66 68 67 – 201

Who do you think will win the PGA Championship?

Hmm… My guess is that Tiger might win it but then I think Zach Johnson might have a chance due to his 60 today… if he shoots another 60…

pgatour.com leaderboard here