Tips from the Tour: Jason Dufner on Hitting a Knockdown Shot

At this year's PGA Championship, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner relied heavily on exceptional iron play to capture the Wanamaker trophy. Throughout the week, Jason amazed golf fans and experts alike, repeatedly flagging his iron shots and taming an extremely difficult Oak Hill layout.

And to help us add another shot to our bag, Jason breaks down his fundamentals for the knockdown shot.

If you get a chance to watch Jason hit golf balls, a few things will stand out. His routine and rhythm are both consistent and he just about always makes contact with the center of the club face. Layer in his ability to shape and flight his shots on command, and it's easy to see his exceptional ball-striking skill. This shotmaking has been on full display throughout the season with a spotlight performance at the PGA Championship.

As Jason shows us in the video above, the knockdown is key for those windy days but it is also a great option for attacking those back-of-the-green pin locations. 

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5 Replies

  1. Allen L

    Thanks for the tip.  Your iron play in the Presidents Cup was awesome.  Keep up the great play.

  2. David I

    My favorite pro!! Right down to the copenhagen!

  3. Dave H

    Jason. thank you for the tip. I have been playing Titleist since the balata golf balls and I won't play nothing else. The new Prov1's are great. Keep up the great play.

  4. Bruce C

    Team titleist,

    I really like the 2013 ProV1 s!


    Bruce Clements

    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

  5. Ken O

    Cool as ever. After a few of those trademark waggles, a nice easy swing works every time. Way to go Duff. Thanks for the tip.