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Billly Z, my case was pretty unusual. I actually had a shoulder injury playing hockey when I was a kid that had damaged my subscap. Because of the injury, I had a bizarre extra bone piece grow in my shoulder, and the subscap reattached itself to that automatically. My shoulder was always kind of weird, but I was able to play sports, etc. Then last year, while swinging a club, I felt something give. The surgeon actually removed the extra bone and reattached the subscap to...
I had a full tear of the subscapularis tendon (part of the RC), and had to have open surgery. The surgery was last September, and I was putting and chipping by February and on a golf trip by March. I was very good at following PT directions and did PT twice, every three times a week, with more stretching and exercises every day.   Definitely take your time, and let your PT tell you when you're ready.   Good luck!
My suggestion is to listen to your pro, especially when it comes to the drills. He may be asking you to do something that is not a final result, just in order to ingrain a certain feel.   Your backswing here looks too flat to me (it looks more on-plane in your punch shots above). But again, this drill may just be a way of feeling something, not getting to a certain position.
A common issue with the rough, at least for me, is grip pressure. Since one needs to hold the club firmly (so the rough doesn't close the club face too much), I tend to increase the grip pressure during the swing, which of course slows the club head down and leads to fat shots. When I keep a constant grip pressure but still relax my arms, the ball comes out pretty well.
There may be a lot of other differences that are easier to correct.  Before you spend too much time on trying to address the fact that you're up on your toes at impact or that your lag isn't where you want it to be, I think it's important to ask what you're trying to improve? Is it distance? Is it accuracy? Is it your score? And while it may seem to you that those are the two major differences between your swing and those of better players, there may be other differences...
Tell her it's really simple. You start with the easiest, lowest-number club, the 1-iron. You put the ball on a downhill lie to make it even easier. Then just swing easy.
This may be a small point, but while I really like the idea of keeping the arms and torso "connected", I find that the image of squeezing, or of the famous drawing of Hogan's "rope" around the arms, can create too much tension in the arms. I like the feeling of staying connected, but always try to make sure I relax my arms and shoulder muscles before initiating the swing.
My bet is that Tiger won't play. Even if his back feels a bit better, he must know he essentially has no chance to really compete considering his rusty driver and putter. He'll hang it up for the season and announce that he'll be ready again in the spring.   Rory is a possibility - looking completely in control. Sergio is also playing some of the best golf he has in years. Perhaps a repeat of this week's showdown?
Um, the fact that you one-putt 94% of the time, while the top PGA player one-putts about 44% of the time makes me think you're scoring is a little, how shall I put this, inaccurate.
I was B-Fit for Bridgestone Tour B330RX golf balls   1. Angel Cabrera -9 2. Bubba Watson - 8 3. Gary Woodland - 9
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