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Originally Posted by leftybob
It's the difference between Tiger Woods in 1997 & Tiger in 2000. 97tw was crazy aggressive firing at every pin. He destroyed the masters after shooting a 40 on his first 9 holes. 97tw had no shot of winning the US open. He would land the ball a foot from the hole and end up nowhere near it. 00tw had the best year in modern golf winning 3 majors playing a totally different game. 00tw was dialed back. He wasn't firing at every pin he was going for the best leave. This could be aiming 40 feet left to leave a 15 foot up hill putt instead of going at the hole and having a 15 foot hard breaking downhill putt.
97tw was playing checkers and 00tw was playing chess.
Go play with some tour pros, they knock down pins all day.
You dont get near a tour hitting middle green.
Average miss is 22-24 feet on tour, with huge greens. If you were dead middle of every green you would be 40+ feet average distance not 22.
Middle green is good concept amateurs over scratch.
TW00 knocked down pins, he wasnt trying to hit every club full, he learned how to finesse every club by then.
20 years ago I ran into TW after he lost an amateur event to a kid I know, that kid became one of the longest drivers on tour. I'm on the toughest hole on one of the toughest courses in the area where many mini tour guys and celebs play big money games.
Im hitting a few balls to see if a dog leg can be cut on 400 yard par4.
Tw n the kid I know come up to tee, the kid says whats up, I say Im seeing if it's possible to cut the corner, I think its 280 carry to do it to front area of green.
So they both crush 3ws on the tee, I join them. i have a few balls just in front of green, TW is in front trap 10 yds longer than my driver. The bomber is 30 yards over the green.
That was a few years before he turned pro he was hitting a 3w 290 range.