Lessons From Chambers Bay: Deep Bunker Shot

This bunker on the par-5 18th hole shouldn't come into play, but it does, so here's the best strategy for getting out.

Released on 6/17/2015

Credits

Starring: Debbie Doniger
Editor: Stephen Barrante

Transcript

00:05
This is a bunker that shouldn't come into play,
00:07
but it does.
00:09
We're in the middle of the 18th hole
00:10
100 yards from the green.
00:12
It's a par five, so I can't go this way behind me,
00:16
the lip's too high, it's about 13 feet.
00:19
I can't go to the side 'cause you'll kinda have
00:21
a side hill lie playing back and to the par five.
00:24
My best play is backwards, where I'll have a flat lie.
00:27
So some good tips are burying your feet in the grass
00:30
you get a little bit lower, ball forward,
00:33
and keep your speed up in this golf swing
00:35
to get the ball back
00:37
(thudding)
00:38
out into the fairway.
00:40
Sometimes you just have to get back in the play.
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