Originally Posted by iacas
Why? 5-woods everywhere seems like a reasonable plan.
And two things about Augusta, since Brandel basically says he can't win unless he puts out of his MIND good (even better than the past two wins):
- Jack did okay hitting a fade (slightly different course, admittedly).
- If Tiger really thinks he needs to draw his driver at Augusta, do you think he can't figure it out in two weeks? He knows the BFL now.
Brandel mentioning Tiger's need to hit a draw (with the driver) to win the Masters is ridiculous. Case in point, #13. I do not EVER remember seeing Tiger hit a driver on that hole. Tiger has always hit a draw on that hole with his 3wood just at the apex of the turn and the ball rolls out on the slope of the fairway which allows him to go for it in two. Based on what I have seen of Tiger swing the last year, hit still has his draw shot with the 3wood (and 5wood for that matter).
Regarding the other holes, Tiger can play the angles effectively to get away with a straighter mini cut with the driver.
#2 - he can skirt the trees on the left and land the ball just before the fairway bunker on the right of the fairway..
#5 - again, skirt the left side, play over the left fairway bunker on the left and place the ball into the fairway
#9 - the only hole with the driver where a draw may be necessary; however, if unsuccessful, there is tons of room to bail out and get away with it.
#10 - skirt the left side again (there aren't any fairway bunkers on this hole).
Besides that, the course can accept tee shots with big fades (especially # 11) which is a hole that needs the fade shot with the driver way more than any other hole (besides 13) that needs draw with the driver.