Rickie Fowler: The High Cut Over Trees

Produced by Golf Digest for Farmers Insurance. No shot? No problem. Rickie and Butch show how hitting greens from the wrong fairway is easier than you think.

Presented By Farmers Insurance

Released on 6/2/2016

Credits

Starring: Butch Harmon and Rickie Fowler

Transcript

00:00
(light music)
00:03
Oh man.
00:04
It was a nice drive here, Butch.
00:06
Yeah, if I was playing this hole,
00:07
I'm on the wrong fairway.
00:08
I've got no shot.
00:09
Can't go this way.
00:10
Gotta hit some kind of high cut over the trees.
00:12
You know, I don't even know how far it is.
00:14
Maybe 180 yards.
00:15
Yeah, it's just a high cut right here.
00:17
Really?
00:18
Yeah.
00:19
If it's that easy, you show me how to do it then.
00:21
Okay.
00:22
(driving music)
00:33
[Butch] So big cut huh?
00:34
[Rickie] Yeah, this high cut right around the trees.
00:35
Well you know, when you play as bad as I do sometimes,
00:36
I've seen a thing or two before like this,
00:39
and I've seen Seve Ballesteros,
00:40
God he was phenomenal at this stuff,
00:42
he'd get out of position,
00:43
and then he'd hit these miraculous shots.
00:45
So talk us through how you're going to hit this.
00:46
There's really two parts to it,
00:48
where you want the ball to finish,
00:49
where you want it to start, pretty simple.
00:51
I try and get the club face pretty close
00:53
to where I want it to finish,
00:54
and then I'll aim my body a little more
00:56
where I want it to start,
00:57
so club face is open, body's open,
01:00
start where I want it to start here,
01:01
and then really just focusing
01:02
swinging down my body line
01:04
and making sure I turn the body hard.
01:06
That way, we're able to cut it.
01:08
I like that because then you don't really have to change
01:09
anything in your swing.
01:10
You're doing it all in the set up.
01:12
Club face open, body off the target to the left,
01:13
swing on the line of your feet
01:15
pretty much creates what you're looking for.
01:17
You may try and stay back just a little bit
01:19
to get the extra heighth.
01:21
Other than that, yeah, you keep it
01:23
as simple as possible.
01:24
Yeah, let's see it.
01:25
Good thing we've had experience with these shots.
01:28
(rock music)
01:37
Oh yeah, that's perfect.
01:39
Alright, I'm just going to play that one.
01:41
Okay.
01:42
Why don't we do this all day?
01:43
I just hit a drive, and wherever I am,
01:44
you play the next shot?
01:45
Done.
01:46
[Butch] Gosh I'm going to shoot a good score today.
01:48
[Rickie] Ah, we're a good team.
01:50
(rock music)
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