For stretches of his fourth Masters win Tiger Woods was back to his dominant self of old - especially during the third round when he equalled the record of seven consecutive birdies.
But even he knows he cannot attack all the time and when the pressure was really on, in the playoff with Chris DiMarco, he fell back on his reliable 3-wood, rather than try and hit what had been a sometimes wayward driver.
Most of us have a club with which we feel comfortable hitting from the tee - be it a 3-wood like Tiger, a 5-wood, long iron or utility club. Whatever it is, when the crunch comes, fall back on a reliable friend rather than take on a much higher risk shot. More often than not you will score better, despite the loss of yards.
|| 13 - APRIL 2005