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Martin Laird and Bob Heintz in the lead at Wyndham Championship!

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Martin Laird and Bob Heintz are both in the lead at Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour.

Both pros shot a whopping 7-under 63s on Sedgefield Country Club with par of 70.

Bob Heintz actually was at 8-under until the last hole where he scored a bogey.

Other notables include Scott McCarron at 5-under par, Zach Johnson at 4-under par, and David Love III at 4-under par.

From purely scoring point, tour players seem to be having an easy time on this golf course after weeks of hard golf on U.S. Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship.

Of course, a lot of big-name pros are missing this week probably due to the fact that the end of the year is near.

It’s still terrible too early to tell who will win this week, at least Bob Heintz and Marin Laird got their low scores in today.

In the meanwhile, we will do some swing analysis of Martin Laird and Bob Heintz to see who has a better swing.

Zach Johnson Iron Swing Analysis

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Zach Johnson Iron Swing Analysis

Zach Johnson’s swing reminds me of Ben Hogan’s swing.  Here’s why:

At takeaway, note how still Zach’s head is.

At top of the swing, Zach’s head is still in the same position.  A lot of golf teachers teach you to transfer weight to the right but Ben Hogan didn’t do that.  (Well he did without moving his head to the right)

At halfway down, Zach actually moves forward with his head and his body, something that Ben Hogan did to prevent him from hitting his bad hook.

At impact, Zach looks pretty good with his left arm and club forming a straight line.

After impact, take a look at how well Zach extends both his arms, and also note that his wrists are straight as hell, no angles anywhere.  This is the most awesome extension I’ve seen, probably slightly better than Tiger’s.

Note how Zach’s arms are extended even at finish, this is something sorta like what Ben Hogan did, although Zach does a little more extension with his left arm than needed.

Zach Johnson shows you how to extend your arms after impact.

Why is this important?

Well, the more you extend and if you extend correctly through impact, you are thereby creating a bigger arc and more room for your clubhead to stay square to the target.  Now if you have bigger arc than anyone else you play with, you are more likely to hit your shots very very straight.

Increase chances of hitting the ball straight, hit more greens, and you score less. :)

Here’s Zach Johnson’s swing in slow-motion:

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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