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You could watch Tiger get ready to play a shot 100 times and every time his pre-shot preparation would be the same.

Like many players, he starts by standing behind the ball and focuses on the target, visualising his shot.

Only once he has it right in his mind, does he take a purposeful step to the left, shake out the tension in his left arm, and address the ball.

He checks his grip, squares the club face then gives the club a few waggles to loosen his hands.

This isn't just a funny habit - it helps loosen tension in his arms.

The best golfers hold the club very lightly - like you do when you throw a tennis ball.

Only then does he let rip.

You can see here his back is at a certain angle and his club is at another.

What Tiger does is manage to retain those angles throughout his swing.

Which means he can deliver the clubhead to the ball exactly as he took it away - no matter how hard he's whacks it.



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Woods factfile
Born: 30 Dec 1975, Cypress, California, USA
Turned pro: 1996
Career: One of only five players to have won all four Major titles
Did you know?: Tiger's real name in Eldrick





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