Tips From the Tour - Webb Simpson on the Short Side Chip
Posted: October 3, 2013
As his winning chip on the 72nd hole of the 2012 U.S Open proved, Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson knows a few things about getting it up and down.
Saving pars and scrambling to avoid big numbers is key to scoring and Webb, who is competing in this week's Presidents Cup Matches, is a perrenial leader in scoring statistics on the PGA Tour. He is currently ranked 13th with a 69.811 average.
As Webb sees it, a big part of scoring well comes from knowing how to manage those times when we get into trouble.
"What I see most amateurs do wrong is when they get in trouble, they seem to get in more trouble," Webb said. "Instead of trying to hit it a foot or two feet when you're in trouble, just give yourself a putt for par."
In this week's Tip from the Tour, Webb provides a great example of course management, sharing his mental strategy as well as his wedge technique when facing the dreaded short-side chip.
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